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Harriet Tubman's drive represents our country: Clinton

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 01:27

Clinton evokes drive of Harriet Tubman at church service saying: ''It was this image of this feisty determined woman... that to me represented so much about her, but also about our country.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke about anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman during a visit to Triumph Baptist Church in North Philadelphia on Sunday (April 24). Tubman will become the first African-American on the face of U.S. paper currency, and the first woman in more than a century, when she replaces former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. "It was this image of this feisty determined woman leading slaves to freedom and saying 'don't look back and don't stop. Keep going'... and that to me represented so much about her but also about our country. We have work to do." Hillary said, asking church-goers to support her bid for the White House. The U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday that Tubman, who was born into slavery in the early 1820s and went on to help hundreds of slaves escape, would take the center spot on the bill, while Jackson, a slave owner, would move to the back. Reuters/Ipsos polling suggests Clinton would struggle to attract some Sanders voters. When asked what they would do if Clinton was the nominee, 15 percent of Sanders supporters said they would stay home on Election Day and 16 percent said they would vote for the Republican nominee. Forty-nine percent said they would vote for Clinton.

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Harriet Tubman's drive represents our country: Clinton

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 01:27