Tuesday, 26 January 2021

show us the tubmans or obverse, reverse

After being sidelined with the rollout of the new design until no earlier than 2028 by the racism of the previous administration (see also), US President Biden promises to fast-track the redesign of the $20 bill to feature abolitionist and Underground Railroad engineer Harriet Tubman.

Press Secretary Jen Psaki referred further lines of questioning to the Treasury, preambling her statement with how it's important that “our money reflect the history and diversity of our country, and Harriet Tubman’s image gracing the $20 note would certainly reflect that. The current face of the most circulated bill, Andrew Jackson, whom was quite the monster for championing slavery and a litany of other things, would not be wholly with the redesign excised but rather remanded to the backside.