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Event Pick: Site of ejected Baltimore Confederate monument becomes the Harriet Tubman Grove

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The since-removed Lee-Jackson Monument. Photo via Baltimore Heritage.

A symbolic transformation is set for this morning at the Wyman Park Dell, where a piece of the park that for many years housed a monument to two Confederate generals will be rededicated to a heralded Maryland-born abolitionist.

Harriet Tubman Might Not Appear on the $20 Bill After All, Suggests Trump’s Treasury Secretary

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Photo by H. B. Lindsley, via Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons.

Maryland’s most famed abolitionist might not be replacing Andrew Jackson on U.S. currency after all, according to one of Donald Trump’s Cabinet members.

Van Hollen Moves to Bring Harriet Tubman Statue to U.S. Capitol

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Another statue of Harriet Tubman in Manhattan, via Wikimedia Commons

Maryland’s two U.S. senators have championed an effort to bring a statue of freedom fighter and late Maryland native Harriet Tubman into the U.S. Capitol.

Visit Baltimore to Host Celebration of City’s Rich Black History

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Walking around some of Baltimore’s historic neighborhoods, it’s easy to spot statues, plaques, murals and other memorabilia paying homage to the city’s most important black historic figures. To encapsulate some of their greatness, the city’s tourism office will hold a free, family-friendly celebration of black history in Baltimore next weekend.

Ben Carson Opposes Putting Tubman on the $20 Bill

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Sure, Harriet Tubman may have played a direct role in liberating hundreds of American slaves, but if she really wanted to impress Ben Carson she should have balanced the federal budget.

Can Maryland Really Claim Harriet Tubman?

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Image via CBS
Image via CBS

As we noted yesterday, there’s growing momentum behind a campaign to replace Andrew Jackson, arguably the engineer of genocide, on the $20 bill. The leading contender to replace him? None other than Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman. Which is an awesome idea. 

Harriet Tubman Could Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill, and Baltimore is Happy

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tubmanA campaign has been afoot to change the face of the $20 bill, and Harriet Tubman won the popular vote. Since she is from Maryland, the win is getting a lot of support from local officials.

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