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‘It’s All About The Tubmans, Baby!’ Biden Administration Ramps Up Redesign To Put Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021
The late abolitionist Harriet Tubman is about to secure the bag….literally.
After the Obama-era initiative to make Tubman the face of the $20 bill was delayed by former PresidentTrump, the Treasury Department is revamping the redesign under President Joe Biden’s administration. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki broke the news yesterday.
“The Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 notes,” said Psaki. “It’s important that our notes, our money … reflect the history and diversity of our country and Harriet Tubman’s image gracing the new $20 note would certainly reflect that.”
The Obama-initiated effort to put Tubman on the $20 bill by 2020 was proposed to align with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which granted women’s right to vote. However, the plan—deemed as a “nonpolitical situation” by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin—was thwarted by Trump with a re-proposed circulation date of 2028.
Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave who lead other slaves to freedom, will make history again as the first African-American and second woman to be printed on U.S. paper currency.
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