Harriet Tubman’s presence on the $20 elevates U.S. society and feminizes bravery. Now a trending topic on Twitter, Harriet Tubman, an American hero, replaces Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, as announced today by U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.
Tubman, a former slave who became free in order to free others, symbolically becomes part of our collective daily commerce. Think of all of the boys and girls who will grow up with the name Tubman as part of their cultural lives. This is a giant step toward addressing and repairing the trauma of America’s slave-holding past. Kudos to the U.S. Treasury Department’s bold move.
When can I get my hands on this currency?