Thursday, 21 April 2016

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Harriet Turbman is new face on $20 bill.

Harriet Tubman new face of  $20 bill.

Harriet Turbman $20 bill.Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who became a mainstay of the Underground Railroad, is the new face of the $20 bill, according to the Treasury Department.

Tubman is bumping incumbent Andrew Jackson off the currency .The $5 bill is also expected to change and include other civil rights leaders.Politico reports..
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton hailed the change, tweeting
Harriet Turbman picture

“A woman, a leader, and a freedom fighter,. “I can't think of a better choice for the $20 bill than Harriet Tubman.”
 
Tubman becomes the first woman to appear on U.S. paper currency in a century, following President Washington’s wife Martha — who was featured on a $1 silver certificate.

 The official announcement will come later Wednesday, but the change in bills was already generating huge cheers.
Harriet Tubman who was born a slave in Araminta Ross 1822 – and died March 10, 1913 at the age of 91, was an African-American abolitionisthumanitarian, and a Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved families and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped abolitionist John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era was an active participant in the struggle for women's suffrage.








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