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The 20 Is the Right Bill for Harriet Tubman

Posted April 22nd, 2016 at 12:56 pm (UTC-4)
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($20 is) the precise amount Harriet’s elderly father Ben Ross, a timber harvester, paid his employer…in 1855, to buy his wife Rit her freedom….Two years later, a desperate Harriet would demand $20 of abolitionists at the Anti-Slavery Office in New York to fund a mission to bring her septuagenarian parents from Maryland to Canada.

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