February is Black History Month.
The Biden Administration is planning to speed up the process of putting Harriett Tubman on the $20.
Preliminary designs of the note that were obtained by The New York Times revealed that — before Mr. Trump took office — conceptual work on a bill bearing Tubman’s likeness on the front and a statue of Jackson on the back was already underway.
Image and quote from: By Alan Rappeport “Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Redesign to be Accelerated by Biden Administration,” New York Times, January 25, 2021
I posted daily, during Women’s History Month, March 2020 with images and stories about Canadian women (using the Heritage Minute series as a theme). For Black History Month, I will reblog stories of African-Canadian women. Harriet Tubman has a Canadian connection: for several years she resided in St Catherines Ontario, one of the stops on the Underground Railroad. Harriet led many slaves to “freedom” in Canada.
If you have not seen the film “Harriet,” I highly recommend this powerful, evocative, and impactful movie.