The new face of the $20 dollar bill ( HARRIET TUBMAN)
In a country where myself as a Black Woman (person) can sometimes be seen as a second class citizen, I definitely was SHOCKED to find out that the legendary "Harriet Tubman" will become the face of the American $20.00 bill. I was literally at work walking down the hall to retrieve something off the printer and saw the announcement and literally jumped from joy. I was literally overcome with emotion. Because Harriet Tubman was a woman who looks like me. Black, with dark skin, and African features and now her face will be shown to millions. She additionally was a spy for the Union during the civil war and was a leader during the early days of the Women Suffrage Movement
Growing up as a young girl, Harriet Tubman aka Moses was someone who I admired and looked up to. She was born and raised as a slave and eventually escaped the bondage of slavery to only return on numerous occasionally to eventually assist over 300 slaves with obtaining their freedom.
Harriet Tubman will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 dollar bill, while Andrew Jackson will be moved to the back. Alexander Hamilton will remain on the front of the $10, but leaders of the women’s suffrage movement will be on the back.
This is a tremendous move in support of Women and the role that they play in society and have played throughout the history of the United States.
Lew’s decision comes after he announced last summer that he was considering replacing Hamilton on the $10 bill with a woman. The announcement drew swift rebukes from fans of Hamilton, who helped create the Treasury Department and the modern American financial system. Critics immediately suggested Hamilton take Jackson off the $20 bill given the former president’s role in moving native Americans off their land. Jackson may remain on the $20 bill in some capacity.
LewtoldPOLITICO last July that Treasury was exploring ways to respond to critics. “There are a number of options of how we can resolve this,” Lew said. “We’re not taking Alexander Hamilton off our currency.”
The new $10 bills are set to enter circulation in 2020, while we won’t see the $20 until 2030. It's unfortunately I will be a mother and 40 years of age before I see Harriet Tubman on the $20 dollar bill, but that's fine. I will take what I can get at this point