Harriet Tubman Day Proposed
in New York State

updated 12/02/05  

On August 27, 2003 Governor George E. Pataki announced that he had signed into law a bill that established a day of commemoration to honor a true American heroine -- Harriet Tubman. The new law designates March 10th of each year as Harriet Tubman Day in New York State, honoring Tubman for her work with the Underground Railroad.

Forty two members of the New York State Legislature sponsored legislation to make March 10, the anniversary of Harriet Tubman's death in 1913, a state holiday in New York.

Sen. Michael Nozzolio, R-Auburn and Assemblyman Arthur Eve, D-Erie County co-sponsored the bill that was filed on January 5, 2000.

Below are links to the Senate and Assembly for more information.




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