Earlier this week, news broke from the United States Treasury Department that abolitionist Harriet Tubman will replace former American President Andrew Jackson on the front of the U.S. $20 bill.
Greatness goes here
Athabasca University is proud to feature “greatness” of the likes of Harriet Tubman, along with many other phenomenal historical figures in our marketing campaign materials, including: Albert Einstein, Mark Twain and Henrietta Edwards. We identify with these legends. For us, they represent the strength and success that can come from non-traditional and unconventional learning methods, like the ones offered at AU, and the ones these historical figures depended so much on.
The courage and perseverance of Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman stands among greatness through her extraordinary story of courage and perseverance. She is a world-icon of strength, determination and finding a way where there simply wasn’t one to be found.
Her obstacles in life were unlike anything you can imagine, yet she made it her mission to rescue slaves, charting them a course though an elaborate network of secret safe houses that led to freedom. She let nothing stop her when it came to fulfilling her life’s mission to rescue others. She was an Army cook, a spy and the unstoppable leader of the Underground Railroad to freedom quoted as saying:
“Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.” Harriet stood up for freedom, and went down in history.
There are always, always, going to be hurdles in life. Athabasca University is here to say you can find a way to achieve great things. No matter what is stopping you from going back to school, our unique path of online learning and support can lead you through to the other side. Let Harriet’s story inspire you to keep going, no matter what.
The Greatness Goes Here campaign’s main message is: You don’t have to sit in school to stand among greatness.
Needless to say, we’re more than excited to learn of the the U.S. Treasury Department’s well-deserved announcement!