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50Th Anniversary Of The Voting Rights Act Of 1965 August 5, 2015
Barbara Mikulski, D-MD
"I am proud to commemorate this anniversary as the Senator for Maryland. Marylanders have a rich history of battling discrimination, going back to the darkest days of slavery. The brilliant Frederick Douglass was the voice of the voiceless in the struggle against slavery. The courageous Harriet Tubman delivered 300 slaves to freedom on her Underground Railroad. And the great Thurgood Marshall went from arguing Brown v. Board of Education to serving as a Supreme Court Justice. All were Marylanders."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions August 5, 2015
Barbara Mikulski, D-MD
"There are very few sites in the National Park System that celebrate women’s history. I am proud that Maryland is home to one of those sites with the newly authorized Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Cambridge. But it is not enough."
Celebrating The Life, Legacy And Work Of Harlem Activist Minnie Moore June 19, 2015
Charles Rangel, D-NY
"Though she was the granddaughter of slaves and did not complete her college education, Minnie Moore touched the hearts of the entire Harlem community. Minnie established the Harriet Tubman Block Association, which provided an array of programmatic activities including educational and social services to children and families through summer youth programs; recreational activities; annual block parties; support to struggling artists; after-school homework assistance; on-going workshops on critical social and health-related issues; pantries, flea markets; and donations of holiday baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas."
Women On 20S Campaign May 20, 2015
Luis Gutierrez, D-IL
"The Women on 20s campaign narrowed down their nominees for this honor to four women: Wilma Mankiller, a trailblazer and first woman chief of the Cherokees; Rosa Parks, credited with starting the Montgomery bus boycott by not relinquishing her seat and sparking the modern civil rights movement in 1955; Harriet Tubman, an abolitionist born a slave who became one of the most noted conductors on the Underground Railroad; and Eleanor Roosevelt, who redefined the role of First Lady while being a noted civil rights and human rights activist in her own right."
Harriet Tubman And The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park February 24, 2015
Benjamin Cardin, D-MD
"Mr. President, I rise to celebrate the life of Harriet Tubman and the establishment of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park. Harriet Tubman was an American hero who championed freedom and was most famously known as a leader of the Underground Railroad whose roots were on the Eastern Shore of Maryland."

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