US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has decided that Harriet Tubman will adorn the new $ 20 note to be put into service in 2020, sources in the US Treasury Department told the AP.
This means that Andrew Jackson, the country’s seventh president, will be allowed to give way to Harriet Tubman, who will be the first woman and first African American in history to adorn a US dollar bill.
The ten-dollar bill will also be given a new motive and updated to make it more difficult to forge and will also be introduced in 2020, a hundred years after the introduction of female voting rights in the United States.
Harriet Tubman has long been a popular candidate for the new banknotes.
Trump and Jackson
As a candidate, Trump routinely appealed to African-American voters and challenged them to abandon the Democratic Party, and since he took office he has often boasted of falling unemployment for black Americans. He has also been repeatedly accused of bigotry, most recently by his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who testified before Congress last week that his ex-boss was a “cheat” and a “racist.”
Trump has also expressed admiration for Jackson, visited his grave early in his administration and then tweeted, “We honor your memory. We build on your heritage.”
Originally posted 2020-01-09 18:25:16.