OneUnited Bank has released a limited-edition Harriet Tubman Visa Debit Card to celebrate Black History Month! And, I honestly don’t think that Harriet would approve.
In a news feature published on OneUnited Bank’s website they wrote:
We have the power to place Harriet Tubman on a global payment device in celebration of Black History Month and in tribute to the many others who freed enslaved people. This symbol of Black empowerment in 2020 will pave the way for the Harriet Tubman design on the $20 bill.
The Harriet Tubman Visa Debit Card is the first limited-edition card offered by OneUnited Bank and will only be available in 2020. The card image is from the painting “The Conqueror” by the internationally acclaimed artist Addonis Parker. If you obtain the Harriet Tubman Card in 2020, you can carry the card design for life.
In addition to its limited-edition Harriet Tubman Card, OneUnited Bank will promote the “Right to Vote” theme for Black History Month to elevate the #BankBlack and #BuyBlack Movements to the next level and beyond. For more information visit www.oneunited.com/HarrietTubman.
Harriet Tubman’s legacy supersedes the fictional kingdom of Wakanda.
On Feb. 13, the bank tweeted about Tubman.
Harriet Tubman is the ultimate symbol of love – love that causes you to sacrifice everything, including your own life. The gesture is the sign language symbol for love. It’s so important that we love ourselves.
— OneUnited Bank (@oneunited) February 13, 2020
Take a look at how others are reacting:
@oneunited, please contact me. This could have been avoided.
— TyreeBP (@TyreeBP) February 13, 2020
There’s aren’t enough languages to say “this ain’t it”.
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) February 13, 2020
FAM NOT THE WAKANDA SALUTE TOO pic.twitter.com/jeQOM1YfjO
— THE KID MERO 🇩🇴 (@THEKIDMERO) February 13, 2020
— L-Dub (@MsWilliamsWorld) February 13, 2020
Well, there you have it.
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