February 9, 2012
Today, Reps. Andy Harris (MD-01) and Richard Hanna (NY-24) introduced legislation to establish The Harriet Tubman National Historical Park co-located in Maryland and New York. The Maryland portion of the park would be located in Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties and the New York location would be in Auburn.
“These parks would honor the significant legacy and achievements of one of America’s most important African American leaders,” said Rep. Andy Harris (MD-01). “The park will provide a wonderful opportunity to observe the historic landscape surrounding Maryland’s portion of the Underground Railroad. I eagerly anticipate working with Congressman Hanna and the Members of the Maryland and New York delegations to help advance this important piece of legislation.”
“Harriet Tubman was an incredible American, woman and humanitarian,” U.S. Representative Richard Hanna said. “It is only right that we honor and celebrate her life in an appropriate way. Since coming to Congress, I’ve worked to make that happen and make this a reality for the city of Auburn. This bill is a big step toward that goal.”
“I look forward to working with Congressman Harris, and the entire New York and Maryland delegations to make these parks for Harriet Tubman a reality.”