June 18, 2019
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It looks like Harriet Tubman’s legacy will always be with us. From the upcoming biopic starring Cynthia Erivo to the completion of the $20 bill.
Immense work has gone into the revision of the bill with Tubman on the forefront. That was until the Trump administration announced a six-year delay based on technical and security issues.
Photo from The New York Times
The New York Times released a mock-up photo of the bill on Friday, with the iconic American hero. The Times reported that the original designs finished about three years ago during former President Barack Obama’s administration.
This article with the mock-up comes directly after an announcement from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin that the production of the bill wouldn’t start until 2028.
Alongside pushing the date that the bill would officially come into production, Mnuchin couldn’t confirm that the hero would be placed on the $20 replacing former president and slave owner Andrew Jackson.
This incited rumors that the real reason for the delay is to keep Jackson on the bill since he is Trump’s favorite president.
The change of who would be fronting the bill was announced by the Obama administration, making Tuban the first American American to be featured on US Currency.
The original release was slated for next year to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
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