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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published February 12, 2013

REMINDER: Cardin to join descendent of Harriet Tubman, National Civil Rights Organizations & Congressional Leaders to Urge Passage for Harriet Tubman National Historic Parks Act



REMINDER: Cardin to join descendent of Harriet Tubman, National Civil Rights Organizations & Congressional Leaders to Urge Passage for Harriet Tubman National Historic Parks Act


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February 12, 2013
 

Cardin to join National Civil Rights Organizations & Congressional Leaders In Support of Passage for Harriet Tubman National Historic Parks Act

Harriet Tubman’s Descendent to Attend Press Conference


On Wednesday, February 13U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will join members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Organization for Women, National Urban League and the National Council of Negro Women in calling for enactment of  federal legislation to  create two national historical parks – one in Maryland and another in New York – in honor of Harriet Ross Tubman, the Underground Railroad “conductor” who lead hundreds of slaves to freedom.

Senators Cardin and Rob Portman (R-OH) will join other Senators in introducing a Senate Resolution the same day to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s death on March 10, 2013.  Ms. Tubman, who dedicated her life to the fight for freedom and justice, lived to the remarkable age of 93. 
 
Senator Cardin has introduced the Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks Act in the 111th, 112th and 113th Congresses.  This year, he is joined byU.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (both D-NY) in re-introducing the bill. U.S. Congressman Dan Maffei(NY-24) is introducing a companion bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. 
 

  • WHAT: Press Conference with civil rights organizations in support of passage of the Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks Act. Also attending the press conference will be Tina Martin Wyatt, whose great grandmother, Mary Gaskin, was the niece of Harriet Tubman



·        WHEN: Wednesday, February 13 at 10:30 a.m.


  • WHERE:  U.S. Capitol Building,

     Senate Visitor’s Center: SVC – 209-208