Thursday, April 21, 2016

SLAVE LIBERATOR HARRIET TUBMAN TO REPLACE MURDEROUS SLAVE OWNER ON THE 20 DOLLAR BILL

Feeling Rebloggy

The [Treasury's] decision caps a public campaign asking for a woman to be placed on American paper currency and months of deliberation by the Treasury to replace either Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill or Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.
"With this decision, our currency will now tell more of our story and reflect the contributions of women as well as men to our great democracy," Lew said in a letter to the American people.
The decision also speaks to the diversity of the U.S., says Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

"For me, having Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill really says, first of all, that America realizes that it's not the same country that it once was — that it's a place where diversity matters," Bunch told All Things Considered. "And it allows us to make a hero out of someone like Harriet Tubman, who deserves to be a hero."
NPR


I think it would be even cooler to put an action scene on the $20 instead of just her face, maybe a likeness of DD Ike's artwork below.



Unlikely, I know. But I can dream. I can also dream that Andrew Trail-of Tears Jackon's body is still whole in his coffin, spinning inside it like a chicken on a spit upon hearing the news that Harriet will be taking his place on the 20 dollar bill (-- even if Jackson is not entirely removed from ALL THE $20 BILLS. That's step two)


Andrew Jackson's Coffin rotation via GIPHY


I know this is the time to be respectful and revere this feminist heroine. But I am so damn happy I want to laugh. So I decided to post a Drunk History Episode instead.

The respectful, uplifting link is down below the video







Read More About Harriet Tubman's path to the $20 bill. 
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/20/474983292/treasury-decides-to-put-harriet-tubman-on-20-bill


Read More About Harriet Tubman as Union Spy and Special Operation's Leader during The Civil War
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/04/20/harriet-tubman-was-more-than-an-underground-railroad-icon-she-was-a-civil-war-spy-hero/

By the way, the thing that could put the icing on the cake for me would be if, when President Obama's term is over,  the President offers to test drive the 18 wheeler that's taking his things from the White House black to Chicago.

If he should "accidentally" back over Andrew Jackson's statue in Lafayette Square I'd probably find myself grinning like an idiot for a year.


updated 4 21 2016