american capitalism." well, for more, we're joined by two guests. in new york, steven thrasher is a weekly columnist for the guardian u.s., where he wrote a piece headlined, "to put harriet tubman on the $20 bill would be an insult to her legacy." here in denver, we're joined by winston grady-willis, professor and chair of african and african american studies at metropolitan state university of denver. we welcome you both to democracy now! we're going to start with the professor here in denver, colorado. whoessor, talk about harriet tubman was. give us a thumbnail sketch of this remarkable woman's life. >> she was remarkable indeed. she was born into slavery in maryland. she was initially slated to work in the big house, but was seen as being too recalcitrant. and so was placed in the field, which is the experience for the large number of enslaved african women and men. amy: she was born in 1822 in the eastern shore of maryland? >> correct. in maryland. she would eventually escape from slavery, but realized that her own individual freedom from chattel slavery simply was not enough.
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