Tubman Could Get Capitol Spot With Md.’s Hanson

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers may have found an alternate passage for a statue of Harriet Tubman to the U.S. Capitol.

The Maryland Senate advanced a bill Friday seeking an exception for the state to place three statues in Congress’ Statuary Hall.

States are limited to two statues and Maryland already has its two: likenesses of Charles Carroll and John Hanson, Colonial American revolutionaries and both white men.

Lawmakers had been seeking to replace the statue of Hanson with Tubman’s likeness. But a compromise measure the Senate advanced would urge the state’s Congressional delegation to push for an exception to add Tubman without removing Hanson.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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