Road to freedom

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Every year, Americans celebrate Black History Month in February to honor the legacy of Black people in this country. Nevertheless, the contributions of African Americans deserve to be recognized throughout the year. One proposed form of commemoration is the initiative to put abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the front of the $20 bill.

Born into slavery in the 1820s in Maryland, Harriet Tubman demonstrated bravery and resistance starting at an early age when she intervened to prevent her master from beating an enslaved man.

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