Thursday, May 6, 2021
CLOSE
 
National Women’s History Museum Launches New Harriet Tubman Exhibit
By Sentinel News Service
Published April 28, 2016
Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) recently applauded the decision by U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to put abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the nation’s $20 bill and announced the launch of its newest online exhibit profiling Tubman’s extraordinary life. The decision to include a woman on a U.S. dollar bill is a significant step in the nation’s recognition of women, said a NWHM spokesperson and their contribution to our nation. It is the first time in more than a century that a woman’s portrait will grace the nation’s paper currency.

“What a resounding and important message we have sent to our young girls and women in this country,” said NWHM President and CEO Joan Wages. “There have been many efforts to bring women’s history into our mainstream. This decision significantly raises the profile and the conversation about women’s impact on our country’s development.”

In marking the announcement, the NWHM, in partnership with the Google Cultural Institute, launched a new exhibit that details Tubman’s life and her work as a leading conductor on the Underground Railroad. The exhibit provides a walk through locations and existing sites used on the historic route to freedom for slaves and freed Blacks who Tubman helped escape.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Categories: National | News
Tags: | | |

Get the Los Angeles Sentinel App!



Since 1933 The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself.
88 Years of LA Sentinel.
Black News.
SEARCH:    
Videos


Black Fact of the Day


Photo of the Day

Events

LA Sentinel
in your pocket:





TOS-Cookbook-Web

LA Watts Times

 
© 2021 Los Angeles Sentinel All Rights Reserved • A Bakewell Media Publication

AboutArchivesContact UsCorrections & MisprintsMedia Kit

Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy

LA Watts TimesTaste of Soul

Close / I'm already on the list

Subscribe Today!

Don't be limited anymore! Subscribe Now »

** Existing subscribers, please Login / Register for Digital »

Subscribe to The Los Angeles Sentinel for only $5.99 $3.99 per month, with 1 month free!

Relax in comfort each week as you read the printed newspaper on your own time, delivered weekly to your home or office. This subscription also includes UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS for all of your devices. Includes FREE shipping! One easy payment of $3.99/month gets you:

Subscribe Now »