Published on March 30, 2011, in the Afro-American Newspapers:
A heavily amended bill to place a statue of Harriet Tubman in the Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol was passed unanimously on March 28 by the Maryland Senate. “Maryland had a unique opportunity to replace a slaveholder with a slave, a white man with a Black [...]
Published on March 29, 2011, in the Delmarva Daily Times:
ANNAPOLIS — A heavily amended bill to place a statue of Harriet Tubman in Statuary Hall passed the Senate unanimously Monday night, but advocates of the original bill aren’t happy about it.
The amended bill calls for Congress to make an exception so that Maryland can add [...]
Published on March 28, 2011, in the Baltimore Sun:
John Hanson’s spot in the U.S. Capitol is secure, while Harriet Tubman’s chances of securing one are spotty, thanks to a vote this evening by the Maryland Senate.
The General Assembly has been weighing whether to swap out Hanson for Tubman in the National Statuary Hall Collection. [...]
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Last Thursday a Maryland Senate committee approved an amendment that effectively guts the bill to place a statue of Harriet Tubman in National Statuary Hall.
The original bill (Senate Bill 351) calls for Maryland’s existing statue of John Hanson to be replaced with one of Harriet Tubman. The new [...]
Published on March 25, 2011, in the Washington Post:
A historical smackdown between Harriet Tubman and John Hanson didn’t quite live up to its billing on the floor of the Maryland Senate on Friday.
A bid to replace one of 100 marble pedestals in the exclusive National Statuary Hall Collection at the U.S. Capitol fell short, with [...]
Published on March 24, 2011, in Southern Maryland Online:
ANNAPOLIS (March 24, 2011) — Supporters of a bill to replace a statue of Maryland legislator John Hanson with a statue of Harriet Tubman in the U.S. Capitol are now looking for a better piece of real estate for the former slave and abolitionist.
The Senate Education, Health [...]
Published on March 22, 2011, in Eastern Iowa Government:
UPDATED: DES MOINES – Sen. James Harlan’s days in the U.S. Capitol are numbered.
The former principal of Iowa City College, president of Iowa Wesleyan University at Mount Pleasant and slavery opponent will be replaced by Iowa native Norman Borlaug.
House Joint Resolution 16, approved 72-12 by [...]
Published on March 1, 2011 (March 15 online) in DC Spotlight:
Upon entering the spacious home of Dr. Lynette Long in Northwest Washington, D.C., it is difficult to gaze upon the tall ceilings without envisioning the metaphoric glass ceiling women have long complained about. However, it is those massive ceilings that engender empowerment instantaneously. Large posters [...]
Published on March 15, 2011, in the Baltimore Sun:
In her commentary (”Tubman statue would help write women back into history,” March 10), Lynette Long began well by mentioning the obvious attributes and accomplishments of Harriet Tubman, who is certainly an historical figure to be honored. She mentioned the opportunity to change the statues in the [...]
There was a terrific write-up about EVE in the Topeka Capital-Journal last weekend. Most of the article is about our Amelia Earhart statue project, but the reporter also devoted some space to our balloons:
The Kansas statue is the second Earhart-related project for EVE. The organization has launched a line of giant parade balloons featuring [...]