Tag: Harriet Tubman

$21 Million Harriet Tubman State Park Project Now Open

Harriet Tubman In Dorchester County, Maryland, near the plantation where Harriet Tubman was born in 1822, now sits a 17-acre park to memorialize the iconic freedom fighter. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Parkis located in Church Creek on Maryland’s Eastern shore, about 90 miles from Baltimore or Washington, D.C. A…

Black Woman to Portray Lady Liberty on U.S. Coin

The United States Mint unveiled designs for the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin, which will portray Lady Liberty as an African American woman. The Mint and the Treasury Department said in an announcement on Thursday that the coin, which is $100 face value, will celebrate the anniversary of…

Black Harvard Graduate's Poetic Speech Goes Viral

By Sheryl Estrada Donovan Livingston At Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education convocation ceremony, graduating student Donovan Livingston summed up the obstacles many Black people face in the education system, his experiences and his hope for the future in about five minutes of spoken-word poetry.The school shared a video on…

Trump: Put Tubman on $2 Bill

While all of Republican party presidential candidate Donald Trump’s remaining election opponents have come out in support of the decision to feature civil rights icon Harriet Tubman on the face of the $20 bill, Trump expressed disappointment in the U.S. Department of Treasury’s decision to bump former President Andrew Jackson…

Harriet Tubman to Change the Face of U.S. Currency

Abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman will be featured on the front of a new $20 bill. Tubman now makes history as the first woman highlighted prominently on U.S. paper currency. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said in an open letter on Wednesday the decision to put Tubman on the new $20 “was…

Viola Davis' Historic Win Advocates for Black Actresses

By Sheryl Estrada Viola Davis at the 67th Annual Emmy Awards. Photo via YouTube. Actress Viola Davis, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2009, has been candid about the challenges women face in the industry including ageism and scrutiny over body image. For example, a study published in…

Harriet Tubman To Be On The $20 Bill

President Andrew Jackson’s run as the face of the $20 bill may be coming to an end. Women On 20s, also known as W20, an organization dedicated to putting a woman on the $20 bill, recently compiled a list of prominent females who they see fit to take Jackson’s place….