7 Things You Should Know About Harriet Tubman, first Black to feature on US currency


America wants to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. The White House on Monday said it was expediting plans to put a Black woman, Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, a project, launched by former President Barack Obama and significantly delayed under Donald Trump’s presidency.

The move means Tubman will become the first African American to feature on a US bill.

Here are seven things you need to know about Harriet Tubman
1- Harriet Tubman was a slavery abolitionist and political activist

2- She was born into slavery in 1822

3- She escaped from slavery but went back to help dozens of others flee bondage before and during the Civil War of 1861-65.

4- During the American Civil War, she served as an armed scout and spy for the Union Army, because of her vast knowledge of the geography and topography of several states.

5- After the war, she became a champion of women’s rights.

6- She died in 1913.

7- Her life, and in particular her work helping enslaved people escape as a conductor was made into a Hollywood biopic in 2019.


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