Racks on racks on racks! With the news that Harriet Tubman is being placed on half of the $20 dollar bill has everyone very excited - and they should be. However, contrary to popular belief, I think the American Treasury's Jack Lew still has short changed her. Why? Harriet has been keeping it 100 her entire life.
Urban Dictionary defines 100 as: to stay true; to be real; straight up
...And if you ask me, Harriet Tubman has been keeping it 100 her whole life. Don't believe me? Here are 15 ways Harriet Tubman kept it '1o0 throughout her life:
- Tubman or the slaves she guided were never captured.
- Tubman used disguises to avoid getting caught. She dressed as a man, old woman or middle class free African American.
- During the Civil War she was paid $200 over a period of 3 years. She supported herself by selling pies.
- During the Civil War she worked as a nurse and a cook. Her knowledge of local plants helped her cure soldiers with dysentery.
- Tubman was the first woman to lead an assault during the Civil War. She conducted the Combahee River Raid which set free 700 slaves.
- After the Civil War she became involved in the cause for women’s suffrage. She gave speeches in Boston, New York and Washington.
- Unable to sleep, Tubman underwent brain surgery in Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. She refused anesthesia, instead she insisted to chew a bullet just like soldiers did when they had their legs amputated.
Harriet Tubman was a G!
...In my opinion, Harriet Tubman is worth far more than just a $20 dollar bill. Not only was she enslaved, she was a cook, a nurse, a spy, and also a soldier in the Union Army, on top of being an abolitionist, too. And because of these achievements, she not only deserves a $20, she deserves a grand stack of $100 dollar bills, too. Why? Harriet's been keeping it '100 her entire life.
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