Already, the U.S. Capitol building has a large display of statues inside, from Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant to Rosa Parks. One day, though, the building may host another statue depicting a historic African American woman. This time, Harriet Tubman.
WJLA reported that Maryland's U.S. senators are sponsoring legislation to bring a statue of Maryland-native Harriet Tubman to the U.S. Capitol building. In order to make this happen, Congress must pass legislation to accept a donation raised by the Harriet Tubman Statue Commission, which was created in 2012.
Tubman escorted over 300 slaves to freedom by acting as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad. Tubman has dozens of schools in the U.S. named in her honor along with an asteroid. Currently, there are statues of her located in Ypsilanti, Michigan; Harlem, New York; and Boston, Massachusetts.