The Biden administration is looking to expedite getting abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the twenty-dollar bill. The decision to replace Andrew Jackson with Tubman on the note was set forth in 2016 and later stalled by the Trump administration. President Joe Biden has swiftly began cleaning up the mess left behind and moving forward with the country’s unfinished business.
Whether or not Kanye West is not taking his meds, one thing is obvious, his lack of knowledge when it comes to African American history.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, ranted against historical figure Harriet Tubman on Sunday, saying the Underground Railroad conductor “never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people,” comments that drew shouts of opposition from some in the crowd. […]
OneUnitedBank has released a limited edition Visa debit card that features abolitionist Harriet Tubman doing what looks like the Wakanda Forever salute from the “Black Panther” movie. The black-owned bank announced the card on social media, calling it “a symbol of Black empowerment.” “We have the power to place Harriet Tubman on a global payment device in […]
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — At a time when states are debating the removal of Confederate monuments, Maryland unveiled bronze statues of famed abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass during a ceremony Monday night in the Maryland State House. The life-sized statues were dedicated during a special joint session of the Maryland General Assembly in the […]
From Pretty Woman to Harriet? Sounds a bit off to us but a movie executive thought that Julia Roberts would be perfect to play the once slave turned abolitionist in the movie ‘Harriet.’ Get Breaking News & Exclusive Contest in Your Inbox: Rewind to 1994 to when screenwriter and producer of the film ‘Harriet’ […]
Moviegoers are heading to theaters to see director Kasi Lemmons’ “Harriet” film, starring Cynthia Erivo in the role of Harriet Tubman. The movie finally brings to light the inspirational stories behind the legendary conductor on the Underground Railroad. On one of Tubman’s 13 trips to free the enslaved, the explosive case of the “Dover Eight” […]
Araminta Ross, better known to history as the freedom fighter Harriet Tubman was born a slave in Maryland in 1822. She died free in 1913 at her compound in upstate New York. In the 90 years in between, Tubman cemented her place in history as a leader of the Underground Railroad, bringing more than 70 […]
Fans raved about Cynthia Erivo’s portrayal of Harriet Tubman when the trailer for the upcoming film hit the web a few days ago, but some critics are bashing the casting decision, since Erivo is of British descent.
One of the last items that brought us joy during President Obama’s presidency was when his administration made it public knowledge that Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill in 2020. On Wednesday Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said those plans are indefinitely on hold, at least until Trump leaves the White House, The […]
Harriet Tubman‘s legacy remains an inspiration and her bravery in the face of oppression continues to resonate. Over the weekend, the city of Baltimore renamed a park site after the famed abolitionist, this after the removal of statues honoring figures who fought for the Confederacy. In August 2017, city officials removed four statues connected to […]