ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- The Maryland African American Tourism Council plans to honor U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski with the 2012 Harriet Ross Tubman Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mikulski, the first non-African American award winner, will be honored at a Friday morning ceremony in Annapolis.
The senator supported legislation to establish the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Historical Park in Dorchester County.
Mikulski, a Democrat, is recognized for securing nearly $1 million in federal funds to create the park.