Whether she’s on the $20 bill or not, Harriet Tubman made men pay for underestimating herBreaking News
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The redesign of the $20 bill featuring abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery and led hundreds of other people to freedom, will no longer be unveiled in 2020, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.
Tubman was slated to replace slave owner Andrew Jackson — President Trump’s favorite commander in chief — as part of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. But Mnuchin said the design process has been delayed until 2028.
“The primary reason we have looked at redesigning the currency is for counterfeiting issues,” Mnuchin said during a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee. “Based upon this, the $20 bill will now not come out until 2028. The $10 bill and the $50 bill will come out with new features beforehand.”
Tubman never waited for a man to affirm her.
Tubman reveled in defying men, defying governments, defying slavery, defying Confederate armies and slave catchers who put a $40,000 bounty on her head.
This black woman who stood 5 feet tall was utterly and completely fearless.
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