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Harriet Tubman

Is Putting Harriet Tubman On the $20 Bill Racist and Sexist? Some GOP Members Think So

As if getting a woman's portrait on an American bill wasn't hard enough, some members of the GOP led an initiative to block the American woman credited with escorting more than 300 hundred slaves to freedom. Read More »

10 Interesting Facts You Didn't Know About Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman may be one of the most prolific and pivotal figures in American history. She was a renowned abolitionist and risked her life to rescue slaves and bring them to freedom. Read More »

Harriet Tubman Wins Poll to Be the First Woman On the $20 Bill

The campaign to have a woman featured on the $20 bill revealed a winner Tuesday. Read More »

Want to See a Woman on the $20 Bill?

Prepare your wallets: The $20 bill might be getting a makeover. Last week, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced a bill to update the $20 bill—specifically, to replace the current image of Andrew Jackson with a portrait of one of the most important female figures in United States history. Read More »

7 Badass Women in History Who Need a Big Biopic, Stat

Female biopic development is on a tear lately: Marisa Tomei is gearing up to channel feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Elizabeth Banks just inked a deal to play tennis legend Billie Jean King. And this summer, Suffragette—about the staunch lionesses who won women the vote and starring Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, and Carey Mulligan—will hit theaters. Is it asking too much to tack projects on these seven fascinating figures onto the list? I think not. You can send the paperwork for my producer credit to the Glamour offices... Read More »