Posted on May 9, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Why is a book website sharing a petition to create a federal holiday in honor of Harriet Tubman?
Because the effort was launched by a bookstore owner — Jeannine Cook, who founded Harriett’s Bookshop in Philadelphia — whose love of the abolitionist began with a library book.
Cook has inspired over 8,200 people to send a message to Congress and the president asking that Tubman become the first woman to have a federal holiday named after her.
NBC News notes, in its article about Cook's push, that one of her congressional representatives has at least introduced a bill in the US House to that effect.
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