Harriet Tubman is a historical person and properly recognized as a courageous American hero. Her short story and bio/background showcase many and diverse attributes of the authentic American Dream.
conservatives, independents, classical liberals, and even so called liberals can find some good reasons to praise and commend this woman for the right reasons. This is not about pandering to PC or making more apologies and more concessions. Her autobiography is so rich that there are so many attributes/titles that almost every American can find something to admire.
This isn't about race war mongering (Democrats historically and presently hold a huge monopoly on this. Read more Liberal racism) or cracking down on "whitey." Andrew Jackson probably would agree and not mind getting knocked off the $20, as he hated the central banks. This next part I started writing a few days ago, shortly before the news story "broke" and was authorized by the admin.
It is a slam dunk that would make people feel good and more optimistic about their country. My one concern is how this is likely to be hijacked by elites who have an agenda to slander and make false accusatory racial attacks against their countrymen for political profit. Democrats flew the Confederate flag from 1860 through 1964. If you are going to contend for liberty then it is important to understand the psyche logic and military geography aspects of high ground (motif).
There are game theory reasons as to why the admin "must" go with the obvious and mass popular, historically and empirically correct choice for this one. I am sure that at least a few of these radical leftist jokers seriously and passionately wanted a bid for alternative Margaret Sanger aka "the butcher of black babes." Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!