Van Hollen, Cardin Push to Establish Harriet Tubman Statue in U.S. Capitol Building

By Marcus Dieterle, Baltimore Fishbowl

Maryland Democratic Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin are renewing their call for Congress to honor abolitionist and Marylander Harriet Tubman with a statue inside the U.S. Capitol Building.

The Maryland General Assembly in 2012 passed legislation to create the Harriet Tubman Statue Commission to raise money for a Tubman statue to display in the U.S. Capitol Building.

On March 10, Harriet Tubman Day, Cardin and Van Hollen introduced legislation to direct the Joint Committee on the Libraries, which is in charge of the art inside of the U.S. Capitol Building, to accept the statue once it is completed.