Why we feel Harriet Tubman on a $20 bill

Photo courtesy of Women on $20

Photo courtesy of Women on $20

According to Huffington Post,Tubman, who helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad, received 33.6 percent of the 352,431 votes cast in the final round of the poll. Over 600,000 people submitted votes in the contest overall.Tubman was the winner of a 10-week poll conducted by the nonprofit group Women On 20s, which wants to replace President Andrew Jackson with a woman on a $20 bill.

“Our paper bills are like pocket monuments to great figures in our history,” Women On 20s Executive Director Susan Ades Stone said in a statement. “Our work won’t be done until we’re holding a Harriet $20 bill in our hands in time for the centennial of women’s suffrage in 2020.”

Women on 20s also announced on Tuesday that they were launching an online campaign to urge the White House to adopt the changes. Obama has said that he thought putting a woman on the $20 bill is a “pretty good idea.”

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2 thoughts on “Why we feel Harriet Tubman on a $20 bill

  1. Pingback: Harriet Tubman Should Not Be on a 20 Dollar Bill - Chocolate Covered Lies

    • We personally think that it is about time for a female is on the money that we work for and spend daily because rather we know it or recognize it women were pioneers of this country too. AND a lot of the pioneers were Black women and men. So grateful for our heritage. So grateful for the movement of change! It’s really sad when people feel that certain genders, races and creeds should be kept from the opportunities of our countries when they help build it.

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