Update: Harriet Tubman expected to replace Andrew Jackson on $20 bill | The Tylt
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told CNN Money that Alexander Hamilton's face will remain on the $10 bill following the popularity of the Broadway musical "Hamilton." Lew is expected to announce this week that Andrew Jackson — one of the more unpopular presidents — will be replaced on the $20 bill with a prominent woman, according to a government source as CNN Money reported.
Update: Harriet Tubman — also known as the Black Moses who fought for racial equality and freed slaves through the Underground Railroad — will replace Jackson, Politico reported.
Should Andrew Jackson be removed from the $20 bill to make room for the first woman (Tubman) on U.S. currency? Or should we just let sleeping dogs lie?
Some of the other names that floated around as replacements for Jackson included civil rights legend Rosa Parks, and other iconic women like feminist Susan B. Anthony (who will be featured in mural-style on the back of the $10 bill) and Betsy Ross, who designed the first U.S. flag.
What do you think?
Update: Harriet Tubman expected to replace Andrew Jackson on $20 bill
Supporters are calling for the removal of Andrew Jackson for a more prominent Black woman known for her racial justice efforts.
Some critics find it outrageous to remove a president from U.S. currency.
Update: Jack Lew is expected to announce Wednesday that Tubman will replace Jackson on the $20 bill.
Take a moment to savor that Harriet Tubman, born a slave, will be replacing Andrew Jackson, a slaveowner among his many sins, on the $20.— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) April 20, 2016
i cant wait to see the impact that having harriet tubman on the 20 is going to have on rap music— Tracy Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) April 20, 2016