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  • Anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman to replace Jackson on $20 bill

    WASHINGTON — Abolitionist Harriet Tubman's image will appear on a new series of $20 bills, becoming the first African-American to appear on U.S. paper currency and the first woman in more than a century, the Treasury Department announced Wednesday.

    In replacing replace President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill, the Treasury Department abandoned a previous plan to have a woman replace founding father Alexander Hamilton on the $10.

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said the about-face came in response to an unexpected show of support for Hamilton in the weeks after he announced that plan last June — a response fueled, in part, by the popularity of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical based on Hamilton's life by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/p...bill/83274530/

    I think I would have preferred Sacagawea, but I can't complain too much.

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    I will say this.. she is just plain ugly. Make a train take a dirt road...........

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jeffdoorgunnr View Post
      I will say this.. she is just plain ugly. Make a train take a dirt road...........
      You find Jackson more attractive then? I will admit he does have some rugged charm...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Daemon of Decay View Post
        You find Jackson more attractive then? I will admit he does have some rugged charm...
        I suppose they can just "touch" her up like they did Jackson..........He has never looked better than his visage on the 20.........

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        • #5
          It's fine by me, she has been a hero of mine for years.
          Dispite our best intentions, the system is dysfunctional that intelligence failure is guaranteed.
          Russ Travers, CIA analyst, 2001

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          • #6
            Harriet Tubman and I have one thing in common. We were both born and raised in Dorchester County, Maryland.

            When I was a kid there was a mini series called A Woman Called Moses which was about the life of Harriet Tubman. I remember watching this and hearing Cambridge and the Choptank River mentioned and thinking that Tubman could have traveled through my front yard years ago leading slaves to freedom. It's the movie that got me interested in history.

            “When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.”
            ― Groucho Marx

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            • #7
              A minor historical figure but paragon of the Left today is put on US money because it is politically correct... How usual...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
                A minor historical figure but paragon of the Left today is put on US money because it is politically correct... How usual...
                Oh, c'mon, she is an American legend.
                "A foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse." Ulysses S. Grant

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jonny87kz View Post
                  Oh, c'mon, she is an American legend.
                  In history books written by the likes of Howard Zinn. In actual history books that rely on objective facts, not so much...

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                  • #10
                    I LOVE IT!

                    A female Republican has replaced a male Democrat.

                    Color me Happy!

                    "Why is the Rum gone?"

                    -Captain Jack

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
                      In history books written by the likes of Howard Zinn. In actual history books that rely on objective facts, not so much...
                      That's why she is a legend.
                      "A foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse." Ulysses S. Grant

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
                        A minor historical figure but paragon of the Left today is put on US money because it is politically correct... How usual...
                        There's that useless word again. It seems to always crop up.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
                          In history books written by the likes of Howard Zinn. In actual history books that rely on objective facts, not so much...
                          Never read anything by Zinn. She was a Union spy, recruited escaped slaves to serve in the Union, and was not afraid to risk her life to end slavery..
                          Dispite our best intentions, the system is dysfunctional that intelligence failure is guaranteed.
                          Russ Travers, CIA analyst, 2001

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
                            A minor historical figure but paragon of the Left today is put on US money because it is politically correct... How usual...
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                            “You need to help people. I know it's not very Republican to say but you need to help people.” DONALD TRUMP, 2016

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
                              Never read anything by Zinn. She was a Union spy, recruited escaped slaves to serve in the Union, and was not afraid to risk her life to end slavery..
                              Here, read his A People's History of the United States 1492 - Present

                              When he uses "People's" he means in the sense that a Communist or hard line Socialist would. It's now used in some public schools in the US as "the" history book to teach students.

                              As for Tubman... How many people did that sort of thing? Maybe we should put John Brown on there instead. He died for that cause...

                              Or, how Rosa Parks is held up for her courage on taking a seat on a bus. She wasn't the first, and the first recorded event like that was far more effective in results. That would be Elizabeth Jennings in NYC in 1854...

                              http://projects.ilt.columbia.edu/Sen...Jennings1.html

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