As one of the Biden administration’s early actions, in January Obama-era planning resumed for Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman to figure on the front a new $20 bill.

The design pictured here was ready to go in 2016, but former Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin found “technical reasons” that prevented a black woman leader to freedom from taking over top billing on the $20 bill from a slave-holding president who forcibly removed native Americans from their historic tribal territories. (It seems that Jackson could still occupy a lesser place on the back of the bill.)

Those “technical reasons” that delayed Tubman from being the first African-American and first woman to be on a US bill were voted out of office in November.


“Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part.”

-- Sen. John Lewis

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