So Big Sista Ms. Harriet Tubman is still running or so it seems. Who represents America more than Harriet Tubman?
In 2016 we were all excited that under the Obama administration Harriet Tubman was going to replace 7th POTUS Andrew Jackson on the 20 dollar bill with Harriet Tubman. After all it would be a direct reflection of how America was taking steps to move away from our dark days of slavery. We would in turn be collectively acknowledging an American revolutionary thinker and protester, Harriet Tubman. However, it is looking like that this change to the American Currency might be taking a Black Seat.
Harriet Tubman, born a slave herself, was personally responsible for freeing over 300 slaves on the Underground Railroad. She is as American as apple pie and slave owning former President Andrew Jackson.
45 noted that while we consider her an American Hero and the Moses of our people that, “I think that Harriet Tubman is Fantastic.” You say that a pot of decent spaghetti is “fantastic” this is not how you describe a world-renowned slavery Abolitionist.
In 2016, during the presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump Told NBC's "TODAY" show, "I think Harriet Tubman is fantastic." He added: "I would love to leave Andrew Jackson and see if we can maybe come up with another denomination. Maybe we do the $2 bill or we do another bill."
While Trump complemented Tubman, he said at the time that he didn't agree with replacing Jackson on the denomination. "I don't like seeing it. Yes, I think it's pure political correctness. Been on the bill [Jackson] for many, many years. And, you know, really represented somebody that really was very important to this country.
Hold up, if the main reason for changing the currency is to stop counterfeiting cash and changing the faces is a way to do it...what is wrong with changing an American President for an American Heroine? Her Blackness and her female status is certainly the primary reason why.
While timely and important on the news today there are talks of Hurricane Harvey, the DACA dreamers being sent back to their parents countries of origin and of course the fact that American taxpayers may now be paying for the wall that 45 claimed that Mexico would be paying for...I found out about Harriet losing her spot on our currency on Lee Bailey's EurWeb. It is buried in the news cycle and only found online and not in print or on television.
This change is important because there are no women on our currency and there are no people of Color on our currency. All Americans come into contact with money every day. Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill would be a constant history lesson about the ills of enslaving human beings in America and how an abolitionist who was born a slave herself overcame all odds, freed slaves and became recognized as an American Hero. While there are many things to fight for this symbolism of our Black Freedom Fight in America is quite important. And I am not feeling seeing Big Sister Harriet on some random $2 dollar bill.
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