The back of the $20, which now shows the White House, will be redesigned to include the White House and Jackson, whose statute stands across the street in Lafayette Park.
Harriet Tubman was a national heroine.
She used the Underground Railroad, a secret network of secret routes and hideouts used by slaves.
She worked as a cook and a nurse in the Union Army. In 1939, at a time when Washington’s concert halls were still segregated, world-renowned Opera singer Marian Anderson helped advance civil rights when, with the support of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, she performed at the Lincoln Memorial in front of 75,000 people.
Other presidential candidates were very happy with the move.
“That was my first response, just yay, because it’s a great honour and I think she’s totally due that and because it’s going to be a heck of a marketing tool for my 20th year of touring”. The last time the US had a $2 bill was in 2003.
“I think it’s pure political correctness“, Trump said of the move, which was aimed at addressing the nation’s history of racial and gender inequality, on NBC’s “Today” on Thursday.
U.S. Uncut described racist reactions to the announcement, some of which are so foul and vulgar that the Inquisitr will not repeat them.
Several of these comments on Facebook and Twitter displayed a horrifying lack of awareness of American history as well as English spelling and punctuation. Tubman led hundreds of slaves to freedom through what is called the “underground railroad”.
The Obama administration’s decision is groundbreaking in many ways – there hasn’t been a woman on paper money in over a century, and there’s never been an African-American. None of these three were ever president. She’s the first African American on our currency. “I can not think of an American hero more deserving of this honor than Harriet Tubman“, he tweeted. Jack Lew who told her directly that Tubman will be put on the $20 bill, according to Kim. Here is how she describes her experience, “When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person”.
At the bottom of the letter, Sofia suggested a dozen names that could fit the bill, including Tubman’s.
“Hamilton is a romantic figure in so many ways”, she says. I’ve always taken pride in the fact that Nevis produced one of America’s founding fathers.
A retired history professor at Salisbury University in Maryland, Clara Small, said that adding Tubman to United States currency “gives hope that maybe women will be accepted as equals”.