Thursday, April 21, 2016

Harriet Tubman Edges out Jackson

Success! In a previous blog post, I wanted Andrew Jackson replaced on the $20 bill. At the time, I suggested Frederick Douglass or Chief Joseph.

Instead, the U.S. Treasury made a keen choice in selecting Harriet Tubman. Born into slavery, she went back into slave areas thirteen times to lead other slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad—a series of routes leading to churches, barns, outdoor hiding places, and eventually to freedom. She was nicknamed “Moses of her people.”

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Don’t know why she was nicknamed “Moses”? Read the Book of Exodus in the Bible.

If you want to discuss the politics of it, please do so off this blog. Here is one site.  

Meanwhile, enjoy this art by Charles T. Webber. 

The Underground Railroad
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