2 May 2016 — Harriet Tubman

NOTE

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IMPORTANT DATES

SUNDAY, MAY 22 — 12:30pm to 2:00pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for May! Speaker: Kevin James, City of Los Angeles.  We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks — LOCATION MAY CHANGE DUE TO VENUE REMODELING, WATCH THIS SPACE FOR DETAILS.  (Meeting reminders: Inspiration, Todd; Pledge, Richard; Four-Way Test, Daniele; Rotary Minute, Brenda; Mini-Craft Talk: Reed.)  BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING in The Fireplace Room at 11:00 a.m.

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT

We have launched our Clunkers4Charity fundraiser! If you know of anyone (yourself included) who wants or needs to donate a car for tax purposes, send them to our website…and to the Clunkers4Charity “Link” you see at the right side of this page. Funds we raise will go right into the community for our projects.

PROJECT REPORT

On Sunday, May 1, we set up outside of Gelson’s Sherman Oaks for our fifteenth ONE MORE ITEM Food Drive in support of Valley Food Bank, and we have now taken the lifetime total of food gathered past the 15,000 pound mark.
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THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM

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This month’s First Monday Program is provided by Club Member, and President-Elect, Brenda Bradford.

THE NEW FACE OF THE US TWENTY DOLLAR BILL

For a couple of years now the US Treasury Department has been tossing around the idea of featuring a female on our paper currency. It was announced on June 17, 2015 that a yet to be named woman would replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill by 2020. Wait, what? Replace Hamilton? Our first Secretary of the Treasury?

Leave it to pop culture to spare Hamilton this fate. Thanks largely to the 2015 success of “Hamilton the Musical,” the brainchild of one of Broadway’s greatest modern composers, Lin-Manuel Miranda, interest in Mr. Hamilton was renewed and Hamilton was able to secure his spot on the $10.

Too bad the off-Broadway hit “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” couldn’t have done the same for Andrew Jackson and the $20. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 the new face of the $20, and the face is none other than former slave and abolitionist Harriett Tubman.

Just who is Harriett Tubman and why does she deserve to be the first woman to be featured on US paper currency in over 120 years?  Watch and read to find out.

OR CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO IF THE EMBED DOES NOT WORK.

PROGRAM LINKS:

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/harriet-tubman

http://www.math.buffalo.edu/~sww/0history/hwny-tubman.html

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/harriet_tubman_fits_the_twenty_dollar_bill_better_than_andrew_20160422

http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/20/news/harriet-tubman-andrew-jackson-together/index.html

 

 

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6 responses to 2 May 2016 — Harriet Tubman

  1. Thanks, Brenda. I remember studying about Harriett Tubman and was pleased to watch and read more. She deserves to be on the $20.

  2. It is a shame that there was a chance for a high school to be renamed after Tubman, but 100 Auburn HS students protested. What a disgrace. I realty enjoyed learning more on “Moses.” I learned more about her tonight than I ever did in all of my history courses. Goes to show how our public school curriculum is so biased.

  3. Thanks, Brenda. Those are very good resources on a very timely topic. We were in Auburn, NY several years ago and visited some of the historical,sites, but I did not realize then the connection to Harriet Tubman.

  4. Yoko said on May 7, 2016

    Thank you, Brenda, for doing the research and sharing. I never learned about Harriet Tubman in school in Japan, so it was very educational and intriguing.

  5. Thank you, Brenda, for posting. My students love learning about the process of how money visually changes over time. They are surprised that a woman will finally be on paper currency in this country.

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