Harriet Tubman: The New Face on the $20 Bill

Screen Shot 2016-04-20 at 1.30.37 PMAccording to New York Times, On Wednesday the United States Treasury office and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce that Harriet Tubman will replace the late president Andrew Jackson.

This transformation warrants much significance since Andrew Jackson is commonly referred to as the “slaveholder” and Harriet Tubman is synonymous with the Underground Railroad and its escape route for slaves. Not only will Tubman replace Jackson, there will also be other representations of women and civil rights leaders on the new dollar and coin designs.

Tubman’s facial emblem on the $20 bill definitely adds to her tenacious resume; but will not overshadow her legacy of being the Moses of African Americans, great abolitionist, and ultimately one of the greatest influential figures of the Civil Rights movement.

 

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Source:

Calmes, J. (2016, April 20). Harriet Tubman to Appear on $20 Bill, While ‘Hamilton’ Popularity Keeps Founding Father on $10. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/21/us/women-currency-treasury-harriet-tubman.html

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