In the introduction for "a roundtable discussion on women, people of color, and the country's newest currency," the writer contrasted Andrew Jackson with Harriett Tubman.
Jackson was a slaveholder who infamously sent thousands of Cherokee Indians to their death along the Trail of Tears. Tubman was a slave who escaped and served as a spy for the Union during the Civil War, freeing other slaves using the Underground Railroad. The enslaver has been replaced by the slave, and the United States currency library just got one tick less male.
If being a slaveholder would have gotten you kicked off paper money, we would be replacing many of the nation's founding fathers. Consider those patriots honored on American currency.
Abraham Lincoln did not own slaves and eventually championed freedom and equal rights for African Americans. However, he also supported the idea that Freedmen should be retuned to new colonies in Africa.
|Elizabeth Cady Stanton|