Harriet Tubman

If the government heeds the voice of the people, Harriet Tubman will be the first black woman to appear on American currency.

The Underground Railroad conductor is revered for guiding African slaves through a network of safe houses to freedom in the north.

The uncompromising abolitionist led some reluctant slaves to freedom at gunpoint when they got cold feet and wanted to return to the comforts of their slave quarters on the plantation in the south.

From NY Daily News:

A grassroots group that wants a woman on the $20 bill announced that abolitionist Harriet Tubman took the top spot in a poll that asked who should be pictured on the currency.

The organization Women on 20s started its campaign earlier this year. The group asked voters to decide which famous female it should nominate to replace the bill’s current face, former president Andrew Jackson.

Tubman edged out former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks in the 600,000-voter strong poll. The three finalists were selected in a primary poll meant to narrow down a list of 15 notable women.

  • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

    That pic though :kona:

  • OpinionHated

    I do not understand why Rosa Parks gets so much props for just being tired - she was just well connected - you think she was the first one to say I ain't moving - she just got the national spotlight cause of who she knew... I'm all for the Harriet $20 but this sounds to me like some old misdirection - if the blacks are busy picking a pic for money they'll forget that their sons, daughters, brothers and lovers are being gunned down in the streets by racist cops...

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    :clap: look at Cissy Houston making moves!

    Oh that aint "who made deez greens" Houston? Oh :kona:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    "I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves."

    -Harriet Tubman

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    look at Cissy Houston making moves!

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    I'm so fukking sick of you :chase: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

  • Jay3088

    Um ok I think somethings should never change

  • aRoTh

    she was just well connected – you think she was the first one to say I ain’t moving
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    Not to take her shine but I heard she won't the first one to say "I ain't goin' nowhere," (in my 112 voice) as well. Hear, tell, it was a 15-year old pregnit girl that sed it before her.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    Cool gesture, bro. But I don't see this happening. At all. :coffee:

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    Jay3088 says:

    Um ok I think somethings should never change
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    :huh: :think: you from Indiana?

  • aRoTh

    look at Cissy Houston making moves!
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    :facepalm: ignant. LMAO

  • Gigi26

    I'm here for it :yes:

    What other pic should they have used? I'm curious cuz I mean...she ain't have time to take fukkin selfies helping our ppl get to freedom :rollseyes:

  • Gigi26

    she was just well connected – you think she was the first one to say I ain’t moving
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    Not to take her shine but I heard she won’t the first one to say “I ain’t goin’ nowhere,” (in my 112 voice) as well. Hear, tell, it was a 15-year old pregnit girl that sed it before her.
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    OH-KAY!! Rosa contributed but she def wasn't the first one. Trying to oversimplify our fukkin history!

  • aRoTh

    Long Time Lurker says:

    Cool gesture, bro. But I don’t see this happening
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    Not to be Cynical Cindy but, I don't see it hannen' eitha'. Why? Well because they are trying to do away with the penny. The one brown coin. The one with Lincoln on it. The one who "freed the slaves". The one who's silohuette (sp) is facing in a different direction than the rest of the prez's on the silver coins. Why, because they say he "turned his back on his ppl". So they gave him the lowest, most worthless coin to be had.

    Lay out your quarter's, dimes, nickels and pennies to see what I'm trying to get at. LMAO

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    I’m here for it :yes:
    What other pic should they have used? I’m curious cuz I mean…she ain’t have time to take fukkin selfies helping our ppl get to freedom :rollseyes:
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    And George & Abe & nem was just as wrinkled & shrively & ugly as they wanted to be so I dont see why they giving James Brown so much flack!

    Oh that aint James neither? Oh :kona:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    I do not understand why Rosa Parks gets so much props for just being tired
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    Especially since Claudia Colvin came before her. I'm not downplaying Mrs. Parks at all, but Claudia wasn't used as the face of the movement since she was a teenaged, unwed mother. This is just my opine.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    I'd love to see this. BUT, do you think THEY gonna let a BLACK woman be on US currency? :blink:

    IF they let a female on the $20 bill, you can best believe they'll have a whole encyclopedia of old blanco chicks that THEY deem more deserving.

    Good luck, though. :thumbsup:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    I’m all for the Harriet $20 but this sounds to me like some old misdirection – if the blacks are busy picking a pic for money they’ll forget that their sons, daughters, brothers and lovers are being gunned down in the streets by racist cops…
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    I'on think so. I think we're perfectly capable of thinking of and handling several issues simultaneously :-)

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    look at Cissy Houston making moves!
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    You refuse to be something today, huh? :rofl:

  • Gigi26

    USER: GET OUT! :rofl: :crying1:

  • aRoTh

    I dont see why they giving James Brown so much flack!

    Oh that aint James neither? Oh
    ________________________

    Hatechu. :chase:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    aRoTh says:

    Long Time Lurker says:

    Cool gesture, bro. But I don’t see this happening
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    Not to be Cynical Cindy but, I don’t see it hannen’ eitha’. Why? Well because they are trying to do away with the penny. The one brown coin. The one with Lincoln on it. The one who “freed the slaves”. The one who’s silohuette (sp) is facing in a different direction than the rest of the prez’s on the silver coins. Why, because they say he “turned his back on his ppl”. So they gave him the lowest, most worthless coin to be had.

    Lay out your quarter’s, dimes, nickels and pennies to see what I’m trying to get at. LMAO
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    :fistbump:

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    If only yall knew who I really think she looks like :)

    :whistle:

  • aRoTh

    I’on think so. I think we’re perfectly capable of thinking of and handling several issues simultaneously
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    :yes: :fistbump:

    Folks done shole went home up in Baltimore. News cameras too. :tea:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    User Friendly says:

    If only yall knew who I really think she looks like :)

    :whistle:
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    I got $5 that says, I do. :coffee:

  • Miany

    FUGG them crakkka azz dollars...they aint worth shit no way...The dollar is a farce....fugg em all....
    I could care less what changes these petty crakkkas make
    How bout they show us living blacks some fuggin respect, that would be impressive.

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    Long Time Lurker says:

    I’d love to see this. BUT, do you think THEY gonna let a BLACK woman be on US currency? :blink:
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    Well they "let" Barack Husein Obama in the big house, so yes I do belee that we can be on money too. :yes: sho do

  • The Pearl!

    Got-Dammit, User! :rofl: I love you for so, sew, seaux, tso mannie mannie reasons! (damned fewl) :hugs:

  • Unshakable

    @Topic,

    I like and am here for it.

    @Off topic,

    But did you roses hear about the deadly amtrak crash in Pholadelphia last night? At least 7 confirmed dead. :pray:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    IF they let a female on the $20 bill, you can best believe they’ll have a whole encyclopedia of old blanco chicks that THEY deem more deserving.
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    Susan B. Anthony was already on the quarter. That's enough recognition for them. It's high time for those who built this country to have the due that are deserved.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    That's nice and all, but it ain't gone happen so why does this story have so much traction? I love me some sista Harriet, but I'm riding for my boy B-Rak to be the first colored folk on US currency.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    User Friendly says:

    If only yall knew who I really think she looks like :)

    :whistle:
    ______________________

    I got $5 that says, I do. :coffee:

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    Scrolls up. :think: Nah, not today :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    User Friendly says:

    Long Time Lurker says:

    I’d love to see this. BUT, do you think THEY gonna let a BLACK woman be on US currency? :blink:
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    Well they “let” Barack Husein Obama in the big house, so yes I do belee that we can be on money too. :yes: sho do
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    They ain't really have no choice but let Barry in office. What options did they have. Old ass John McCain who couldn't even scratch his own back? Or crazy ass Mitt Romney who sooo out of touch with 'regular' folks? And they still giving him hell. Secret service letting muhhfukkas all up & through the white house, unchecked. Senators and Congressman all but calling him nigga in the media. Trying to get him impeached cause he ain't American. The list goes on.

    What THEY ain't going to do is let you fukk with the money. I just don't see is happening. :shrug:

  • aRoTh

    Well they “let” Barack Husein Obama in the big house, so yes I do belee that we can be on money too.
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    I think if they let a blk woman on a bill, they'll make it so that it's like trying to spend a $2 bill. Virtually worthless.

  • The Pearl!

    :bye: Later, ya'll. Got some work to do. :bye:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Aint it a native american woman on some money too? :think:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    lovezoe says:

    User Friendly says:

    If only yall knew who I really think she looks like :)

    :whistle:
    ______________________

    I got $5 that says, I do. :coffee:

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    Scrolls up. :think: Nah, not today :rofl:
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    You scared? :kona:

  • aRoTh

    Susan B. Anthony was already on the quarter. That’s enough recognition for them
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    And THEM coints are damn near "rare" too.

  • iWasteTime

    Aint it a native american woman on some money too?
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    Yeah a coin I believe.
    Harriet, isn't getting on that bill :no:
    Not never in our day

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    Interesting enough, we just had office chatter about this topic whilst we're fonting. One of my coworkers asked, "Why Harriet Tubman? Was she more important than Rosa Parks or MLK?" I told him that women were the only ones included in the poll. He again asks why her. I asked him why not, and (not to referee a pissing match) who contributed more to society. He said he didn't know :facepalm:

    He should've just stopped when he was ahead. He said that Jackson should move up to the $50 and asked what Grant did for the country. *blank stare* Ummmm, he led the Union. He then replies that it's his fault that this country has changed so much. I must've had a look that can kill on my face because he started to nervously laugh and say he was just joking. I told him that I didn't find it amusing, and he certainly shouldn't quit his day job. Comedy ain't for you, bruh.

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Yup. Them dollar coins they give in the metrocard machine hv a native woman on em. Sakawakage or something. :yes:

    So yall need to let Viola Davis be great on the $20! :rules:

  • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

    Long Time Lurker says:

    Cool gesture, bro. But I don’t see this happening. At all.

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    From my understanding, Congress is not needed so if Obama signs off on it, its a wrap :coffee:

    @ User u still cutting up :crying:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiALdvRJZyo Milanisti

    @User, I'm just gon come on out with no shame and take a wild guess and say E.T.

    if I'm right, :tea:

    If I'm wrong :kona:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    UFO - :yes: The dollar coin Sacagawea. Now log the fugg off and come back when you have some sense :hahaha:

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    OpinionHated says:

    if the blacks are busy picking a pic for money they’ll forget that their sons, daughters, brothers and lovers are being gunned down in the streets by racist cops…
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    And each other.

    Anywho, I don't think black folk behind this one. These them dang feminists.

  • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

    Gigi26 says:

    I’m here for it

    What other pic should they have used? I’m curious cuz I mean…she ain’t have time to take fukkin selfies helping our ppl get to freedom
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    I can always count on yo azz to come through :thumbsup:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    And THEM coints are damn near “rare” too.
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    :hahaha: True. I only knew she was on there because the quarter looked a little different when I would go to the corner store as a child.

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Fine!

    Boss out today. Office Manager at the gym. Imma go in the conf room & paint my nails since yall just not gone let Funky Dineva shine on some money today! *slams blog do'*

    Where take at anyways?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    Sarah Palin will get her face on money before THEY let a "sista" get on. :shrug:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    Yup. Them dollar coins they give in the metrocard machine hv a native woman on em. Sakawakage or something. :yes:
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    Ooooooh yeah, Sacajawea (sp?)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    And each other.
    Anywho, I don’t think black folk behind this one. These them dang feminists.
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    :facepalm: Bird, I expect so much more from you.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Funky Dineva shine on some money today!

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    :crying1: I hope Harriet would have known to leave your azz on that plantation. :rofl:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Gigi26 says:

    I’m here for it :yes:
    What other pic should they have used? I’m curious cuz I mean…she ain’t have time to take fukkin selfies helping our ppl get to freedom :rolls eyes:
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    :applause:

  • Gigi26

    Anywho, I don’t think black folk behind this one. These them dang feminists.
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    :no: Ummm it was actually.

    Gatdamn it lemme go do some work :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    :newpost: somebody else chasing the "D"

  • BigCityGirl

    Well let's see if it happens.......