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Friday, April 22, 2016

HARRIET TUBMAN WAS THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD LEADER, A UNION SPY, AND A SIT-IN PROTESTER TOO


HARRIET TUBMAN 
IS REPLACING 
ANDREW JACKSON 
ON THE 2O DOLLAR BILL!

I swear I find out something new about this woman every year. She so deserves to be on the twenty dollar bill.
Feeling Rebloggy

 "....But even if Tubman weren't replacing Jackson, the $20 would be the perfect bill to honor her, because the sum of $20 played a significant role in her life on two separate occasions.



For one thing, $20 was the amount she earned as a monthly pension after the Civil War, for which she helped the Union as a scout and spy. It was still less than the $25 a month paid to full soldiers, but it was the result of a long legal fight to earn a soldier's pension at all. (Vox's Phil Edwards wrote about this last year, when the social media campaign to put Tubman or another woman on the $20 was at its height.)

But even before that — as Yoni Appelbaum of the Atlantic pointed out on Twitter — the sum of $20 played a huge role in Tubman's efforts to rescue her own father from slavery...."

~VOX.COM


READ MORE ABOUT HARRIET'S SIT-INhttp://www.vox.com/2016/4/20/11469736/harriet-tubman-twenty-why



HARRIET WAS AN O.B.A. FOR SURE, AN ORIGINAL BAD ASS. FEMINISTS EVERYWHERE SHOULD BOW DOWN TO THE ORIGINAL