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The U.S. Capitol may have a Harriet Tubman statue one day

In order for the statue to become a reality, legislation must pass first

Pictured above is the Harriet Tubman Memorial Statue located in Harlem, New York. The statue that may end up in the U.S. Capitol may look different.
Photo via Shutterstock/Felix Lipov

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.

Bill would bring Harriet Tubman statue to U.S. Capitol Building [WJLA]