As you’ve likely heard, the redesign of the United States currency involves putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. While most people thought it was a swell idea, naturally there has also been all sorts of backlash.
One thread, which I shan’t link to, was an attack on political correctness. “Why can’t we have money the way we’re used to?” Why, she wasn’t even a President! Neither were Alexander Hamilton ($10) or Benjamin Franklin ($100).
But the path to get Tubman on the $20 actually predated any government initiative. A non-profit group Continue reading “Ahead of the curve: Harriet Tubman on the $20”