HERstory: Harriet Tubman To Be Newest Face Of $20 Bill
Now this is what I call making HERstory…. Harriett Tubman to become the first woman AND black woman to be on US Currency.
I had been hearing about this for the past few years, but now it’s even more real as they have officially made the announcement that Harriet Tubman will be the new face of the $20 bill. I can tell you one thing, as soon as they drop, I will be framing my first one and having all my large bills broken down into $20s.
Just imagine how going to the ATM will be in 2020 to take out $20 and you have a black face on the bill. Yaaaaaaasssssssss!!!!
For those of you youngens who read my blog and don’t know, Harriet Tubman made HERstory she escaped slavery to become a conductor on the Underground Railroad and risked her own life to help other slaves escape to freedom.
Yesterday, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced that he would replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the front of the $20 bill making her the first woman African American woman to ever grace the front of US Currency and a paper note.
The Harriet Tubman $20 bill is set to be complete and unveiled by 2020. How ironic they released the official announcement on 4/20 for the $20 bill and it will be released in 2020… Hmmmmmm!!!
All I know is, I’m very excited about this because it’s time for us to get way more recognition in this world and also make these new age kids aware of how important we are to the world and the mark we made on the world.
It’s sad that a lot of these new age kids probably don’t even have the slightest clue as to who Harriet Tubman is or why she’s even being put on the $20 bill but I’m sure they’re going to be spend them no matter what. This is some wonderful news and I’m just excited about it all. First a black president now we’re going to be on currency. I know Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and all those who fought so hard for Blacks/African Americans must be smiling down from Heaven.
Dreams really do come true…. We have come a long way and still have a long way to go, but I’m thankful for how far we’ve come and even more thankful for those who made it possible for us to be as far as we are.
Now it’s time for us as a people to really get it together, band together as a unity like our ancestors did and continue making great HERstory!!!
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