Tubman statue would help write women back into history

March 11, 2011 by EVE   · Comments Off
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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 [...]

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A pedestal for Harriet Tubman

March 11, 2011 by EVE   · Comments Off
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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 [...]

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Baltimore Sun editorial page comes out in favor of Tubman statue

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 [...]

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The Talk: Unions — friend or foe?

February 24, 2011 by EVE   · Comments Off
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Published on February 24, 2011, in the Baltimore Sun’s Second Opinion, a “virtual meeting of The Sun’s editorial board”:
On other topics, we endorse a proposal to replace the statue of John Hanson in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall with one of Harriet Tubman. (You can vote in our poll on the issue here.) [...]

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Legislators Propose Alternatives to Tubman Statue Bill

February 24, 2011 by EVE   · Comments Off
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Published on February 24, 2011, in Southern Maryland Headline News:
During House and Senate committee hearings Wednesday for a bill to replace the statue of John Hanson in the U.S. Capitol with a statue of Harriet Tubman, one lawmaker suggested that a commission be set up to rotate a set of about five exemplary Marylanders.
Another lawmaker, [...]

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Md. lawmakers fight proposed swap of statues in U.S. Capitol

February 24, 2011 by EVE   · Comments Off
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Published on February 24, 2011, in the Washington Post:
A proposal to replace a statue of Maryland revolutionary John Hanson in the U.S. Capitol with one of abolitionist Harriet Tubman has been met with resistance by members of the Maryland General Assembly, including several from Southern Maryland.

The bill is sponsored by Del. Susan Lee (D-Montgomery) and [...]

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Legislators Propose Alternatives to Tubman Statue Bill

February 23, 2011 by EVE   · Comments Off
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Published on February 23, 2011, in Citybizlist:
During House and Senate committee hearings Wednesday for a bill to replace the statue of John Hanson in the U.S. Capitol with a statue of Harriet Tubman, one lawmaker suggested that a commission be set up to rotate a set of about five exemplary Marylanders.
Another lawmaker, Sen. Roy Dyson, [...]

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Tubman deserves a place in Statuary Hall

February 23, 2011 by EVE   · Comments Off
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Published on February 23, 2011 in the Baltimore Sun (editorial page):

We mean no disrespect to John Hanson, a Colonial-era planter from Charles County whom most Marylanders haven’t heard of, much less most Americans. He was a dedicated champion of American liberty from Great Britain and served in a variety of political posts during the Revolution [...]

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Statue debate: Tubman, Hanson backers make case

February 23, 2011 by EVE   · Comments Off
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Published on February 23, 2011, in the Baltimore Sun:
Sen. Catherine Pugh at a hearing today urged her fellow lawmakers to support a proposal to place a statue of Harriet Tubman in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall Collection.
Pugh’s proposal, promoted by the NAACP and National Organization of Women, means that Hanson would have to go. Tubman, [...]

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A historical battle over Maryland statues

February 22, 2011 by EVE   · Comments Off
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Published on February 22, 2011, in the Baltimore Sun:
A battle of historic proportions is shaping up in the Maryland General Assembly.
On one side: admirers of Harriet Tubman, the Eastern Shore woman who famously helped slaves travel to freedom on the Underground Railroad. On the other: fans of John Hanson, a son of Southern Maryland and [...]

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