It is possible that American $20 bills will soon be called “Tubmans”. Harriet Tubman had been chosen to replace former US president Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill by voters of an online poll.
It is possible that American $20 bills will soon be called “Tubmans”.
Harriet Tubman had been chosen to replace former US president Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill by voters of an online poll.
The US Department of the Treasury is being pushed to put a woman on American currency.
The 100th anniversary of a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote is the reason of such a serious intention. Besides, it would be rather different as on the other seven bills currently in circulation in the US is featured a man’s face.
The Woman on 20s campaign got approximately 600,000 people’s votes over 10 weeks and Tubman was announced a winner.
In attempts to urge Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew to make the change a petition was presented to Barack Obama on Tuesday with a hope that President will affect the course of events.
Among other famous historical women in the survey were included first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, civil rights activist Rosa Parks and leader of the Cherokee nation Wilma Mankiller.
The executive director of Woman on 20s, Susan Ades Stone, said that the American paper bills are like pocket monuments to great figures in history. She added that their work won’t be done until people are holding Tubman $20 bill in their hands. Moreover, that task must be completed till 2020, when the centennial of women’s suffrage will be held.
Harriet Tubman is famous for being a “conductor” of the Underground Railroad, which later helped many slaves to escape and became free in 1850s.
Speaking about woman on the banknotes throughout the world, in Sweden females appear on three of them and there’s an equal amount of men and women on banknotes in Australia.