Published on March 12, 2011, in the Topeka Capital-Journal:
Fundraising for the new statue of aviatrix Amelia Earhart that will replace the John James Ingalls monument in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the U.S. Capitol is almost ready to take flight.
All that is needed to move forward is the signature of Gov. Sam Brownback, officials [...]
Published on March 11, 2011, in the Baltimore Sun:
The Maryland General Assembly has an opportunity to send a new representative to the United States Capitol. This person wouldn’t be a voting member of Congress but would stand tall in the halls of the Capitol and serve as a symbol of freedom, courage and equality to [...]
Published on March 11, 2011, in the Washington Post:
Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that there is such strong resistance from a small minority in Maryland’s General Assembly to replacing Revolutionary figure John Hanson’s statue in the U.S. Capitol ["Harriet Tubman vs. John Hanson: Statuary Hall Smackdown," Style, March 6]. As scholars who have spent our [...]
Published on March 8, 2011, in Southern Maryland Online:
The Maryland legislature has a chance to select a new famous Marylander to stand in National Statuary Hall in our nation’s capitol. Currently, John Hanson and Charles Carroll, both colonial-era patriots, represent Maryland in National Statuary Hall. Since each state is only allowed two statues in National [...]
The House and Senate committees will be voting this week on whether to move forward with the bill to put Harriet Tubman in Statuary Hall. The Senate committee may be voting as soon as Tuesday, March 8! Please contact these committee members and let them know that you support the bill (House Bill [...]
Published on March 7 by NBC:
In the Capitol building, marble and bronze statues of George Washington, Daniel Webster, and Brigham Young stand silent watch over the halls of power. Each state in the Union is allowed to contribute 2 statues to the collection, representing notable figures from history.
Of the 100 statues in the hall, [...]
Published on March 5, 2011, in the Washington Post:
Harriet Tubman has history on her side. But does she have the votes?
The famous abolitionist is locked in a historical steel-cage match with the increasingly forgotten patriot John Hanson – one that’s playing out not far from John Hanson Highway in Annapolis, where Maryland lawmakers, historians and [...]
Published on March 2, 2011, in the Carroll County Times:
Harriet Tubman, one of Maryland’s historic black heroines, is much in today’s news.
Who, for certainty, knows of her Reisterstown connection?
Famed for her founding of the Underground Railroad by which she led dozens of slaves to freedom, Tubman recently has been proposed as a swap for John [...]
The first hearing on the Harriet Tubman statue bill was on February 23, and there’s been a slew of newspaper coverage about the debate in the Maryland legislature. We’re trying to post snippets of every article in our Maryland Statue Project in the News roundup.
We were cheered to see the Baltimore Sun’s [...]
Published on March 1, 2011, in the Baltimore Sun:
Great leaders arise, Phoenix-like, from the ashes in these times. Winston Churchill spent eight years in the wilderness before being called to lead England during World War II. Harriet Tubman, who was born a slave in Dorchester County in 1822 (and whose statue may soon grace the [...]