Wednesday, April 20, 2016

You've Gotta Love This!

The Treasury Department announced today that Harriet Tubman is going to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill:
Lew also announced Wednesday that Andrew Jackson will move from the front of the $20 to the back, making way for Tubman. She'll become the first black woman ever to front a U.S. banknote.

Tubman, who died in 1913 at the age of 91, escaped slavery in the south and eventually led hundreds of escaped slaves to freedom as a "conductor" of the Underground Railroad. After the slaves were freed, Tubman was a staunch supporter of a woman's right to vote.

"What she did to free people on an individual basis and what she did afterward," Lew said. "That's a legacy of what an individual can do in a democracy." 
Know what's missing from that description?  Harriet Tubman was a pistol-toting, black Republican woman!  What's funny is that earlier today, she was on Wikipedia's list of African-American Republicans, but her name was scrubbed after the banknote announcement was madeHuffington Post had no problem pointing it out 4 years ago.

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