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Mon May 27, 2019, 09:12 PM

Opposing Harriet Tubman, has messed with wrong woman

By Michael Gerson
May 27 at 1:56 PM

When .. Trump invites historical comparisons, it is usually to his detriment. This is the risk of being .. more corrupt .. and .. less articulate than .. Harding (whose rhetoric reminded H.L. Mencken of “a string of wet sponges” and “stale bean soup”).

... the .. snubbing of .. Tubman in favor of extending .. Jackson’s run.. on the $20 bill is .. revealing ... for who is being kept on the money — not only the proud owner of slaves, but also the political author of a vicious white man’s populism. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump called the proposed replacement of Jackson “pure political correctness.” Actually, the switch would be an example of sound moral judgment. Jackson’s defining cause was the ethnic cleansing of Native American lands to make way for more slavery-based agriculture. In pursuit of his pale-faced vision of democracy, Jackson was imperious, violent and indifferent to constitutional norms. Late at night, if Trump speaks to the portrait of Jackson he has hung on the wall of the Oval Office .. the two .. would find much in common ...

... Tubman may have been illiterate, but she was justly celebrated for her fearlessness and sense of calling. White supremacists attempted to create an image of black inferiority, passivity and helplessness. Tubman was bold, calm under pressure and organizationally gifted ...

The work of Tubman and other conductors was .. a demonstration of African American agency in the defeat of slavery. Contrary to accounts that exaggerated the role of whites, the Underground Railroad was mainly manned and funded by free blacks in the North (and Canada). Black women contributed money to support Tubman’s raids. Black churches hid fleeing refugees. Black “vigilance committees” in the North met slave hunters with physical resistance ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-opposing-harriet-tubman-trump-has-messed-with-the-wrong-woman/2019/05/27/cb25ed92-8000-11e9-bce7-40b4105f7ca0_story.html?utm_term=.8624590d424e

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Reply Opposing Harriet Tubman, has messed with wrong woman (Original post)
struggle4progress May 2019 OP
Me. May 2019 #1
Skittles May 2019 #2
Me. May 2019 #6
Skittles May 2019 #8
demtenjeep May 2019 #14
Me. May 2019 #15
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struggle4progress May 2019 #3
sheshe2 May 2019 #4
struggle4progress May 2019 #7
sheshe2 May 2019 #10
struggle4progress May 2019 #11
sheshe2 May 2019 #17
bronxiteforever May 2019 #5
Skittles May 2019 #9
littlemissmartypants May 2019 #12
littlemissmartypants May 2019 #13
demtenjeep May 2019 #16
Hekate May 2019 #19
Hekate May 2019 #18

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:16 PM

1. Imagine

who of us could meet the fear and conquer it the way she did.

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Response to Me. (Reply #1)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:19 PM

2. it is very hard to imagine how strong she was

seriously

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:53 PM

6. Not Only That....She Was A Spy For The Union Army

“She later helped abolitionist John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry. During the American Civil War, she served as an armed scout and spy for the United States Army. In her later years, Tubman was an activist in the struggle for women's suffrage.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Tubman

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Response to Me. (Reply #6)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:55 PM

8. truly amazing

it is criminal, the disrespect shown to her by these Trump Inc. tools

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Response to Me. (Reply #6)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:22 PM

14. and her final years when she should have been taken care of, she opened her house to others

too sick to care for themselves.

she is just an incredible woman

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #14)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:23 PM

15. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Response to Me. (Reply #1)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:19 PM

3. +

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:30 PM

4. The breathtaking courage of Harriet Tubman

https://vimeo.com/yandanwong/harriet-tubman

"Escaping slavery; risking everything to save her family; leading a military raid; championing the cause of women’s suffrage; these are just a handful of the accomplishments of one of America’s most courageous heroes."

An animation I directed and animated in collaboration with TED-Ed and educator Janell Hobson.
Explore the full lesson at TED-Ed's website: ed.ted.com/lessons/the-courage-of-harriet-tubman-janell-hobson#watch

The use of a daisy flower:
Daisy has the meaning of childbirth, it also represents new beginning, innocent or purity.
We see a new born Harriet blooming out from a daisy in the beginning shot.
When we talk about Harriet's aging and death, we see the flower wilting, petals falling onto the ground.
A new daisy buds bloom out from the ground as we hear Harriet's final words:
"I go away to prepare a place for you".


Lesson written by Janell Hobson
Directed and Animated by Yan Dan Wong
Script Editor: Brendan Pelsue
Additional colouring in and compositing: Ying Ying Tey
Associate Producer: Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
Content Producer: Gerta Xhelo
Editorial Producer: Alex Rosenthal
Narrator: Christina Greer
Sound designer: Jarrett Farkas

yandanwong.com/Animation/The-breathtaking-courage-of-Harriet-Tubman

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #7)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:00 PM

10. Thank you. s4p.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #10)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:09 PM

11. That may have taken years to accomplish. A distant cousin

took me to the Wildlife Refuge years ago and pointed out a small building some distance off the road, which he said was owned by a hunting club but rumored to be a house where Tubman had lived. The hunting club didn't want to lose the property and denied it had any connection to Tubman. He's been gone a while now, and was my last relative in those parts, so I'm not sure what finally happened

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #11)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:35 PM

17. Interesting history.

My bet is it is true and should be a historic landmark.

*sigh* More Black History, denied.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:50 PM

5. Kick & recommend.Tubman is an Incredible American Hero.

The photos of her, old though these are, shine forth with strength.







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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #5)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:56 PM

9. truly the face of someone who has seen it all

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #5)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:20 PM

12. Simply sublime. nt

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:21 PM

13. Excellent post and thread. Kicked and recommended.

Thank you, struggle4progress.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:28 PM

16. did you know in her early teens, her "master" threw a rock and gave her a concussion and worse

and then he hit her because she wasn't responsive enough

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #16)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:25 PM

19. Her master threw some heavy metal object at her and caused a traumatic brain injury...

What I just looked up on google accords with my memory of that bio I read as a child.

It caused her to have epileptic seizures and debilitating headaches, as well as other problems that grew worse as she aged. One of the anecdotes from the book I read was that she fell ill while conducting a group of escaping slaves, and they just gathered round her until she was able to go on.

Unbelievable courage and endurance!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:13 PM

18. I was in 5th or 6th grade when I found a biography of "Moses" Tubman in my school library...

It was my first introduction to this American hero, this truly great woman.

All these years later I was looking forward to seeing her replace Jackson. Trump is nothing but a racist misogynistic orange pissant not fit to wipe Harriet Tubman's shoes.

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