Answer on @Quora by @bookmamamarcia to What do you think of Harriet Tubman potentially replacing Andrew Jackson on t…
Answer by Marcia Peterson Buckie:
What do I think?
IT. iS. ABOUT, DAMN.TIME.
Harriet Tubman is emblematic of what our country is about.
Her bravery, her sacrifice, her ingenuity, her perseverance , her badassery, her commitment to true freedom and liberty is up there with the most lauded of all American revolutionaries and heroes.
She did all the things that every dude on the currency did ( and then some) and she did it while bearing the cross of not being a white guy.
She never should been relegated to a foot note in history, or for " black history month."
Frankly, she is more deserving that a lot of other people who came after her and have been recognised.. And they could learn a thing or two about her.
Please, spare me the " this is politically correct pandering. " No, sirre, it's about time our country mature and develop and out history books should reflect that. This is HISTORICALLY CORRECT.
This country wasn't built just by the men we call the founding fathers.
There were founding mothers, and Harriet Tubman was one of them.
I think it's so beautiful and fitting for a champion of justice and liberty and warrior against oppression replace a man who
committed ethic cleansing/ genocide and brought shame to our country.
Thank you Mrs. Tubman for your service to our country.