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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Activist pushing for Harriet Tubman statue at State House

Harriet Tubman is coming to the $20 bill. Supporters want her at the Maryland State House, too. 
The student activist who led the successful push to rename the University of Maryland football stadium is trying to jump-start a movement to erect a statue of Harriet Tubman on the grounds of the Maryland State House.

The area surrounding the capitol building has long been controversial because it houses a statue of Roger Taney, the Supreme Court justice who authored the proslavery Dred Scott decision.

A compromise struck in the mid-1990s kept the Taney statue on the grounds while adding a statue of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American appointed to the nation’s highest court.



Unknown said...

The Underground Railroad never went to Annapolis and I doubt Taubman ever did either. Why put a statue there?

Anonymous said...

I agree. We should remove every reference to Bill Clinton too since he was on the "wrong side of history " as it pertains to gay marriage with the signing of DOMA and the crime bill he signed that has been determined to disproportionately hurt black people. I say remove his name from every history book and building and definitely all statues if there are any ASAP. This guy has a point, No?

Anonymous said...

There is a massive movement to cause the treasury to loose money and stop making Tubman bills when they come out.
Every Tubman bill that this groups members gets is going to be marked up with the "N" word stamped right across it, causing them to have to reprint those bills with that serial number again, causing an expense in time and money to them, until they stop making them.

Anonymous said...

Get on something we need! Like FIX the roads!
mosquito control. anything .