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Politics Effort to get Tubman into nat'l. statue collection hits opposition

State lawmakers want to replace statue of nation's 'first president;' Md. Senate leader opposed

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Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 12:38 pm, Wed Feb 9, 2011.

ANNAPOLIS An effort to replace the statue of a Revolutionary War-era Maryland politician with a Civil War-era former slave is sparking debate about whose contributions to history are more important.

The women's caucus and the Legislative Black Caucus are both supporting legislation to have Harriet Tubman replace a statue of John Hanson, a Charles County planter and the first president of the Continental Congress, but they're running into opposition from Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller Jr.

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