Removing the Hold on Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman was an iconic figure our nation’s history, for whom liberty and freedom were not just ideas. I was proud to partner with Dr. Harris to properly honor the legacy of her life’s work and contributions while protecting Marylanders’ rights. More than 100 years after her death, Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American woman and first individual woman to have a National Historical Park named in her honor, if a single Senator removes his hold on this legislation. ***Update*** The official designation of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park has been approved as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.