Probably one of the most uplifting moments this week is finding out that Harriet Tubman will grace the face of the $20.00 bill.
The face of the new bill will be the story of two movements: the legacy of gender equality and the abolition of slavery.
Away from the controversy involving whether or not she should replace the former president (Andrew Jackson) or whether or not this made any sense to start with, I am just overwhelmed to know that one of the next $20.00 bills that I will be holding will manifest the face of someone, whose story has been one of my greatest inspirations.
This comes as news, but in fact, this is a revelation- it proves that the ‘Moses’ has not been forgotten.
If there is any lesson that we have learnt from Harriet, it is the lesson of ‘courage and perseverance’.
The story of Harriet Tubman is one of the most unforgettable accounts of history class; from the head injury she suffered as a young slave, conducting other slaves through the brutal Underground Railroad to being named one of the most-wanted (man or woman) in America during her era.
It is still thrilling or perhaps impossible to conceptualize the guts it took for her to successfully challenge the status quo of 19th century America, yet again, this is the first woman to lead an armed expedition into war.
This is the story of a strong, tough, robust, powerful, aggressive, dependable woman.
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