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  • Currency conversion: Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill, not the $10

    Currency conversion: Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill, not the $10
    Political decisions often are about standing on the right side of history, which is why South Carolina is confronting its treatment of the Confederate battle flag. So here's a related choice: Should America stand with a courageous patriot who led slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad? Or with a slave owner who offered bounty hunters $50 for the return of a runaway, plus 10 bucks extra "for every hundred lashes" inflicted?
  • RedBlueAmerica: Should Alexander Hamilton make way for a woman on the $10 bill?

    The Treasury Department recently announced that Alexander Hamilton, America's first secretary of the treasury, will have to share the $10 bill with an as-yet-unnamed woman Rosa Parks? Harriet Tubman? starting in 2020. Supporters are glad to see somebody...

    A fitting tribute for Harriet Tubman

    A fitting tribute for Harriet Tubman
    The U. S. Treasury recently announced that a woman's visage will appear on what the department calls The New 10 dollar bill and plans to makes its selection by the end of the year. In May, the advocacy group Women on 20 held an online poll to identify...

    Plan for woman on $10 bill is praised, but Alexander Hamilton has backers

    Plan for woman on $10 bill is praised, but Alexander Hamilton has backers
    News that a woman will appear on the $10 bill in 2020 prompted an explosion of candidate suggestions and celebration, tempered by criticism of how the change will be carried out. Some people took to social media to express elation over the decision to...

    For many, Harriet Tubman should be face of new $10 bill

    For many, Harriet Tubman should be face of new $10 bill
    With U.S. Treasury officials committing to a putting a woman on a redesigned $10 bill, a front-runner for that numismatic honor appears to be Maryland's own Harriet Tubman. The woman who was born into slavery on an Eastern Shore plantation and became the...