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Miller, Busch propose statues of Tubman, Douglass in State House

November 11th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch are calling for statues of abolitionist leaders Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass to be placed in the State House.

The two Democratic leaders of the General Assembly proposed the move in a letter to Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, Gov. Larry Hogan's designee as chairman of the State House Trust. Miller and Busch are also members of the trust, which oversees the operations of Maryland's capitol and grounds.

The presiding officers told Rutherford that "it is time to add the contributions of two prominent Marylanders . . . to the interpretation and history of the State House."

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