The Treasury Department confirmed on Wednesday that Harriet Tubman will be the new face of the American $20 bill.
Secretary of the Treasury, Jacob J. Lew announced on Wednesday that there has been a new face to replace President Andrew Jackson who was on the $20 U.S. bill. Lew said this during a press call. Again, the $5 bill will also be redesigned in a way that it will feature historic events such as Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and images of civil rights movement.
Also, the $10 bill will continue to hold the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, on the face, but the back will “will honor the story and the heroes of the women’s suffrage movement against the backdrop of the Treasury Building,” Lew said.
Lew said, “Our currency will now tell more of our story and reflect the contributions of women as well as men to our great democracy.” The Department has scheduled to release the three newly changed bills in 2020 which will also be the country’s 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the vote.
This is a great victory for blacks, for the fact that finally White America has found courage and bravery to honor black who toiled for the wellbeing of America. Apparently, the basis of this honor was based on the recognition of struggle and pain people have gone through.
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