Question: What is the Harriet Tubman Visa Debit Card?
Answer: The Harriet Tubman Visa Debit Card is part of our BankBlack X Campaign. Harriet Tubman not only escaped slavery, she made nineteen missions to bring 300 others, including family and friends, to freedom.
She bought her home in 1851 in Auburn, New York, for $1,200 to provide a safe place for her family. The Harriet Tubman Home still exists today. She also bought 25 acres around her property with a mortgage in 1896 at auction for $1,450. The economic empowerment legacy of Harriet Tubman has yet to be told.
She also served as an armed scout for the Union Army and was an activist in the struggle for women’s voting rights. We have the power to place Harriet Tubman on a global payment device in celebration of Black History Month. 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. Anyone who obtains the limited-edition Harriet Tubman Card in 2020 can carry the card design for life.
Question: What does limited-edition mean? And why is the Harriet Tubman Card a limited edition?
Answer: The Harriet Tubman Visa Debit Card is the first limited-edition card offered by OneUnited Bank. It will only be available in 2020. Anyone who obtains the limited-edition Harriet Tubman Card in 2020 can carry the card design for life.
Our 2020 theme for Black History Month is our “Right to Vote!” 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment (February 3, 1870) and Black men’s right to vote and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment (August 26, 1920) and Black women’s right to vote (although it wasn’t until the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965 that Black women were officially allowed to exercise their right to vote).
Due to the historic importance of Harriet Tubman and our right to vote, we have limited the design to 2020.
Question: How does the Harriet Tubman Card help the Black community?
Answer: The Harriet Tubman Card along with our other unapologetically Black cards including Amir, Lady Liberty, Doonie, the King and Queen cards support the #BankBlack and #BuyBlack Movement and show the world the power of our $1.3 trillion in annual spending. We don’t need to wait to place Harriet Tubman on a global payment device. We can empower ourselves.
OneUnited Bank is the largest Black owned bank in the country and the first Black owned internet Bank. We offer second chance checking for people with ChexSystems records and our UNITY Visa Secured Credit Card helps rebuild credit. We also focus on financial literacy with our online Financial Education Center and our annual youth I Got Bank Financial Literacy & Art Contest. We also support organizations that support social justice including #BlackLivesMatter, the ACLU, BMe Community and others.
Question: How can I get a Harriet Tubman Visa Debit Card?
Answer: To get the Harriet Tubman Visa Debit Card, simply go to www.oneunited.com/HarrietTubman.
If you currently have a OneUnited Bank Visa Debit card and would like to replace it with a “Harriet Tubman” card, simply visit www.oneunited.com, log in to online/mobile banking and under Additional Services, select and complete the Choose Card Design form. Your new card will have your existing account number (your account number will not change) and will arrive within 14 days. And don’t worry…your existing card will work until your new card is activated.
If you don’t yet have a checking account with us, that’s ok. You can open one online today…all it takes is a few minutes.
Question: Is there a specific bank account associated with the Harriet Tubman Visa Debit Card?
Answer: You can select the limited-edition Harriet Tubman Visa Debit Card in 2020 if you have an existing personal checking account or open a personal checking account with OneUnited Bank. We have a variety of personal checking account options including second chance checking (for people with ChexSystems records).
The Harriet Tubman Card is not available for savings accounts or ATM cards.
Question: Where did the Harriet Tubman design come from?
Answer: The card image is from the painting “The Conqueror” by the internationally acclaimed artist Addonis Parker. The card image is from the painting “The Conqueror” by the internationally acclaimed artist Addonis Parker. It includes the sign language symbol for love. Harriet Tubman is the ultimate symbol of love that causes you to be willing to sacrifice everything, including your life. And it really important for us to love ourselves.