Daina Ramey Berry, LaShawn Harris, Tiffany Gill, Jessica Millward, Catherine Clinton, and Deborah Gray White discuss Harriet Tubman on C-Span: Harriet Tubman and the Twenty Dollar Bill Scholars talked about the historical significance of the decision to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the front of the twenty dollar bill, as well as the … Continue reading Harriet Tubman Twenty Dollar Bill | Video | C-SPAN.org
Melancon on Money and Black Life
Trimiko Melancon writes: "...Yet, there are many instances that appear to do just that. As Jamil Smith notes, “$6 million is about the going rate for a black life ended by the police.” The assessment is based on payments cities agreed to pay the families of Eric Garner ($5.9 million by New York City), … Continue reading Melancon on Money and Black Life
Newman on Tubman, Jackson, and U.S. Currency
Newman writes: "If Jackson was angry at his own eloped slave, a runaway like Harriet Tubman would have enraged him. Born into slavery in Maryland in about 1822, Tubman was beaten and whipped as a child and young woman, and one of these injuries impaired her with seizures for the rest of her life. … Continue reading Newman on Tubman, Jackson, and U.S. Currency
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