More shallow feel-good “social justice” that does absolutely nothing substantially to improve the country in any way at all. Might have helped if the picture had the gun she always carried in it too. They will flush the gun down the toilet, along with the fact that slaveholding Andrew Jackson was a Democrat.
Via Daily Mail:
Harriet Tubman will become the first woman on U.S. currency.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is set to make the announcement on Wednesday, according to Politico.
Tubman, a woman who escaped slavery only to risk her life by returning to the south lead others to freedom on the Underground Railroad, will replace Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, on the $20 bill.
Last year, the treasury announced plans to replace Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first secretary of the treasury, on the $10 bill with a woman.
But they have now decided to keep Hamilton after both Hamilton supporters and women’s groups championed for the The $20 bill to be changed to incorporate a woman instead.
In the past year, Hamilton has undergone a revival in popularity, with the success of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer-prize winning Broadway musical named after the founding father.
Jackson, meanwhile, is a more complicated figure, and there is no doubt some symbolism in the former president – a slave owner – being replaced by a woman who was born into slavery.
When it was announced last year that the treasury would be printing a woman on U.S. currency for the first time in history, a women’s group called Women on 20s organized a survey to select an appropriate figure. More