Wednesday, April 20, 2016

redesigning US currency

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin among the iconic faces of U.S. currency.
The $20 bill will be redesigned with Tubman's portrait on the front, marking two historic milestones, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Wednesday. Tubman will become the first African-American on U.S. paper money and the first woman to be depicted on currency in 100 years.

1 comment:

  1. Recognition is nice. I can only wonder if it will change peoples attitudes or the accepted entitlement of white males. It will no doubt inflame some folks.