Monday, April 25, 2016

Finally, an American Spy is Honored – Show Us the Money

It took nearly a century to get a woman on the front of the $20 bill, but only about a year for a small New Jersey company to contribute a vital two cents to the effort.

Since April 2015, Montclair-based Mosaic Strategies Group has helped manage a website for Women on 20s to make the country's currency co-ed — one that finally paid off big last week when the U.S. Treasury announced Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

Gov. Chris Christie...
"As long as the $20 bill still works when I hand it to somebody, I quite frankly don't really care who's on it," Christie said Friday. more

True to its nature, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, shed some light on a lesser-known chapter of Tubman’s life in a September 2015 episode entitled “Spies.”

In one segment, ... a slightly inebriated Crissle West relates Tubman’s less-heralded exploits. “Harriet Tubman does not get her just due,” West explains. “You hear her name and think she led the slaves to freedom. But you most certainly do not know that she was a spy for the Union.” more