2023-02-08 12:34:24

Black History: Why Harriet Tubman Belongs on the $20 Bill



Black History: Why Harriet Tubman Belongs on the $20 Bill from

The question of who represents the United States via their face on the nation’s paper currency came to head under the white supremacist leadership of former president Donald Trump. After it was decided that the great abolitionist and freedom fighter Harriet Tubman would grace the $20 bill, Trump reversed the formal process. It has now been taken up by the Biden administration. In a book detailing the context of race and democracy that frames the reasons why Tubman and not, say, Andrew Jackson, belongs on the bill, author Clarence Lusane takes us on a critically important historical tour.

 

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