What I’m Reading, Tubman or Hanson?

A historical battle over Maryland statues
Lawmakers want to add Harriet Tubman to Capitol collection

A battle of historic proportions is shaping up in the Maryland General Assembly.

On one side: admirers of Harriet Tubman, the Eastern Shore woman who famously helped slaves travel to freedom on the Underground Railroad. On the other: fans of John Hanson, a son of Southern Maryland and president of the Continental Congress, a precursor to the government of the United States.

Maryland, one of the original 13 colonies and rich in history, typically embraces all of its notable figures. But this time, the state must choose.

read the rest at the Baltimore Sun.

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