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An epic moment is happening. The first woman to cover U.S. currency will be Harriet Tubman, this according to credible sources close to the U.S. Treasury. All the details inside…
For the past several months, there has been a debate about who should replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill. The U.S. Treasury agreed that it should be a woman, and today, there’s been a slight change.
Last month, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced this week that Hamilton will remain on the $10 bill (likely due to fierce push-back stemming from the popularity of the Broadway production of Hamilton) and Andrew Jackson will be pushed off the $20 instead.
Today, reports are breaking that the woman who will replace Andrew Jackson is iconic abolitionist Harriet Tubman. This.Is.BIG.
Harriet Tubman, reportedly born as Araminta Ross, is arguably one of the most gangster figures of the Civil War, stealthily escaping her slave masters in Maryland and making her way to Philadelphia. She returned several times to save her family and groups of slaves via a network of safe havens and roads deemed "safe." This "underground railroad" was the means for leader Tubman to risk her life to help other slaves live theirs as free people.
She continued guiding slaves to freedom despite bounties being placed on her head bu irate slave owners and the Fugitive Slave Law. When the U.S. Civil War began, she also worked as a cook, a nurse, and eventually an armed Union spy.
According to Politico, there will be more changes:
Lew is expected to roll out a set of changes that also include putting leaders of the women’s suffrage movement on the back of the $10 bill, and incorporating civil rights era leaders and other important moments in American history into the $5 bill.
There’s also a possibility Jackson will remain on the back of the $20 bill. Sources close to the Teasury said new designs for the bills should be ready by 2020.
The epicness of Harriet Tubman, a slave, replacing Andrew Jackson, a slave owner, isn’t lost on us.
It’s all about the Harriets. Or is it the Tubmans? We’re here for it either way.
News Credit: The YBF | Read here http://theybf.com/2016/04/20/breaking-harriet-tubman-will-become-first-woman-to-cover-us-currency-set-for-the-20-bill