With photos of Harriet Tubman being few and far between, when a rare new photo of her surfaced it was a huge deal. While most photos depict Tubman as an elderly woman, a newly unearthed picture shows a much younger Tubman and was quickly acquired by the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History…
Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, has been the face of the $20 bill since 1928. 87 years later, a women’s group called WomenOn20 are waging an interesting battle to give the bill a new, empowering look! WomenOn20 want to see a historic and significant woman on the bill and have listed fifteen heroines for the Obama administration to consider, including Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks.
It sounds a bit sudden or random, but there is some math to WomenOn20’s logic to change the all-boys club of currency. In 2020, it’ll be the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that solidified a woman’s right to vote in America. Susan B. Anthony famously led the woman’s suffrage to get that amendment passed and in memory of the women who made
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History in the making.
On March 25, President Barack Obama is expected make the official announcement about his decision to designate five new National Monuments. According to reports, one of the new national parks will include the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Maryland.
Located on the Eastern Shore, the tribute will include large sections of land that were significant to Harriet Tubman’s life as a slave and Underground Railroad conductor.
“The monument commemorates the life of the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad who was responsible for helping enslaved people escape from bondage to freedom,” according to a statement released by the White House. “The park includes Stewart’s Canal, dug by hand by free and enslaved people between 1810 and the 1830s and where Tubman learned important outdoor skills when she worked in the nearby timbering operations with her…
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