In celebration of Women's History Month, Dr. Willie Jolley dedicated today's "Wake Up & Win" to civil rights icon Harriet Tubman for her display of strength, patience and passion when it came to famously freeing enslaved Black people in the South via the Underground Railroad.
The Biden administration is looking to expedite getting abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the twenty-dollar bill. The decision to replace Andrew Jackson with Tubman on the note was set forth in 2016 and later stalled by the Trump administration. President Joe Biden has swiftly began cleaning up the mess left behind and moving forward with the country’s unfinished business.
From Pretty Woman to Harriet? Sounds a bit off to us but a movie executive thought that Julia Roberts would be perfect to play the once slave turned abolitionist in the movie ‘Harriet.’
We’ve read about Harriet Tubman’s inspirational story in history books and now her triumphant tale is coming to the big screen. Cynthia Erivo will star as the iconic freedom fighter in the upcoming film Harriet. According to the press release, Harriet will chronicle “her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity” as she “freed hundreds of slaves and […]
The film will be directed and co-written Kasi Lemmons, the Black woman behind Eve’s Bayou, Black Nativity and Talk to Me.
Tubman’s likeness on the $20 bill would mark the first time a Black person, let alone a Black woman, would appear on American currency.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has given us a deeper glimpse into one of our sheroes, by uncovering a never-before-seen photo of Harriet Tubman as a young woman.