I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
The forever flossing hip hop world rapped about CREAM, The Benjamins and Dead Presidents — all affectionate terms of endearment paying homage to the power — real or perceived — of paper money.
Whether you agree or not that Cash Rules Everything Around Me or It’s all about the Benjamins or even if Dead Presidents do not represent you, change is coming to our green back. And by change we mean gender and racial integration of our money.
WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department will announce on Wednesday afternoon that Harriet Tubman, an African-American who ferried thousands of slaves to freedom, will replace the slaveholding Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 note, according to a Treasury official, while newly popular Alexander Hamilton will remain on the face of the $10 bill.
Other depictions of women and civil rights leaders will also be part of new currency designs.
The new designs, from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, would be made public in 2020 in time for the centennial of woman’s suffrage and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. None of the bills, including a new $5 note, would reach circulation until the next decade. read more
“Render unto Harriet the things that are Harriets.”