Harriet Tubman

  • A Harriet Tubman $20? That’s Just the Beginning

    by Ellen Feingold

    The last hundred years have featured a stable roster of elite portraits on American banknotes. The longer history of paper currency, however, is more flexible and diverse, and should encourage creativity in using money to tell the nation's stories. 

  • Faith made Harriet Tubman fearless as she rescued slaves

    by Robert Gudmestad

    Harriet Tubman worked as a slave, spy and eventually as an abolitionist. What I find most fascinating, as a historian of American slavery, is how belief in God helped Tubman remain fearless, even when she came face to face with many challenges.