Harriet Tubman Will Be the New Face of $20 Bill
After a lot of earlier speculation, it’s finally official! Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the twenty dollar bill.
The Mother of the Underground Railroad has been the face of the passage to freedom for centuries. Now, the former slave is ironically take the place of the slaveholder/ former president. While the front will be graced by Ms. Tubman, the back will be covered with images of milestone making women.
The Treasury Department made the official announcement Wednesday. The new note can be expected in the year 2020. According to The New York Times, it’s just “in time for the centennial of woman’s suffrage and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.”
Jacob Lew, Treasury Secretary, also stated that he believed it would be a remarkable moment for the Obama administration. Can’t wait to see the finished product! It’s definitely a wonderful way to celebrate women.