Harriet Tubman Wins Contest To Appear On $20 Bill
If you pull a United States-issued bill out of your wallet, you have a 100% chance of seeing a white male face. It's time to get a fresh face — preferably that of a woman — on our paper currency.
A grassroots campaign called Women on 20s aims to do just that, by replacing Andrew Jackson — the slave-owning, Native American-removing seventh U.S. president — on the $20 bill.
The first round of voting narrowed it down to four finalists: Harriet Tubman, Wilma Mankiller, Eleanor Roosevelt and Rosa Parks. After the second round, the African-American abolitionist won the honor of pushing Jackson aside.
Women on 20s already presented a petition to President Barack Obama urging him to convince Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew to make the change. No congressional agreement necessary.
Wouldn't it be cool to one day be able to say, "Do you have change for a 'Tubman'?"
Screengrab via Women on 20s
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