WASHINGTON (WJZ) — There’s a new push this week to erect a statue of abolitionist Harriet Tubman at the US Capitol.
Maryland Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen brought the bill forward on March 10, also known as Harriet Tubman Day.READ MORE: 4-Week-Old Husky Puppies In Critical Condition After They Were Rescued In Baltimore
Senator Van Hollen said the statue will honor her heroic fight for freedom and equality.READ MORE: 2 Charged In Shooting Of 26-Year-Old Woman In Windsor Mill
He also said it will educate more Americans to know her role in history.MORE NEWS: LIST: Bills Passed By Maryland General Assembly This Session
The Maryland Harriet Tubman Statue Commission would fund this, but Congress needs to pass legislation agreeing to allow it.