WASHINGTON, D.C. - Perhaps the fourth time will be the charm for federal legislation to establish two National Parks to honor Harriet Ross Tubman and the Underground Railroad.
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, both D-Md., were joined Thursday by U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both D-N.Y., in introducing Senate Bill 247 at the start of the 113th Congress. Tubman is the most famous "conductor" of the resistance network known as the Underground Railroad along which people escaping from slavery were guided north to freedom.
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