Should Harriet Tubman Day be the next federal holiday?

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Published Aug 2, 2022, 9:00 AM

There are currently no federal holidays named after - or even dedicated to women. But one local activist aims to change that.

Jeannine Cook is the shopkeeper at both Harriet and Ida’s bookshops, located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey respectively. If the names of those stores don’t make it inherently obvious, she looks up to the female faces of the civil rights movement. So much so, that she's begun her own movement to get one of her own idols a federal holiday. 

On this latest episode of Beyond Black History Month, listen as we sit down with Jeannine to discuss the origins of her idea, as well as what’s next on its pathway to potentially being the country’s next nationally-recognized holiday.

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