Lawmakers are reviving efforts to ensure that Harriet Tubman is on the $20 bill.
US Representatives Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), John Katko (R-N.Y.), and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) authored the Harriet Tubman Tribute Act of 2019. The members of Congress issued a statement on May 7 that urged the Trump administration to change the $20 bill, which currently features President Andrew Jackson.
“When it was announced that Harriet Tubman’s likeness would appear on the redesign of the 20, it was an inspirational moment for women and girls, and the African American community,” the legislators said in a joint statement. “We are very concerned that the administration is stalling this historic effort. We urge the administration to follow through and expedite the redesign of the 20.”
“In lieu of progress by the Treasury Department, we hope Congress will pass the Harriet Tubman Tribute Act of 2019 to make it clear…
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? Log In