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Portman Resolution Honoring the Life & Legacy of Harriet Ross Tubman on the 100th Anniversary of Her Death Passes Senate

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Location: Washington, DC

Last night, a Congressional Resolution led by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) honoring the life, legacy, and achievements of Harriet Ross Tubman on the 100th anniversary of her death passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent.

"Harriet Tubman, once a slave herself, selflessly and courageously dedicated her life to helping others escape from the bondage of slavery," said Portman. "A creator of the Underground Railroad Network during the Civil War and an outspoken advocate for the abolitionist movement and women's suffrage, Tubman was a brave trailblazer, paving the way for civil and women's right leaders to follow in her stead. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati has done tremendous work in commemorating Tubman's legacy, and this Resolution will help to further ensure that her legacy is preserved for future generations."

The Congressional Resolution notes that the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio has made significant steps toward this effort, stating, "the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, recognizes Tubman as one the most famous conductors along the Underground Railroad and has dedicated a theater in honor of Tubman."

You can read a copy of the full Congressional Resolution here.

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