Fight For Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Falters But Won’t Fail

Stephen G. Hall SAVE THIS

Close-up of Harriet Tubman Statue in Boston’s South End neighborhood. (Heidi Besen/Shutterstock.com)

The push to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill has faltered, but the fight continues. On May 22, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated that the Treasury Department would not address the issue until 2026, with the earliest implementation planned for 2028.

During questioning on Capitol Hill by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Mnuchin announced new security features will delay the redesign of the $20 bill. He cited security concerns and counterfeiting as possible reasons for the delay. He also suggested that security redesigns for the $10 and the $50 superseded similar work on the $20 bill. “The ultimate decision of the redesign will most likely be another secretary’s down the road,” Mnuchin said.

President Donald Trump strongly criticized the proposal and argued that Tubman’s placement on the $20 bill was the ultimate example of “pure political correctness”…

Subscribe to The North Star

Subscribe for $10 a month to gain access to this and many more articles from The North Star.

Do you already have an account?

RELATED STORIES

Join The Conversation

One comment

  • tamarium.74

    This issue is another factor in showing how racist the President and his party is. In Canada we are in no way perfect when dealing with race but at least we have a black woman (Viola Desmond) who is Canada’s Rosa Parks on our $10 bill. The $10 bank note won for the best currency in the world for 2019. It shouldn’t even be a problem putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. She was a true example of patriotism then all of those old white men that are on the currency today.

Join the Conversation