So, the Treasury announced on Wednesday that they’re moving Jackson to the back of the $20 bill and sticking Harriet Tubman on the front. I have, as you may recall, mixed feelings about this. But I’m excited about Harriet Tubman getting this awesome recognition.
Still, according to NPR, Jackson isn’t leaving the twenty entirely:
In a statement, the Treasury also announced that the new $20 note will keep an image of Jackson, who was a slaveholder, on the back. The new $10 bill will keep Hamilton on the front but in the back feature “an image of the historic march for suffrage that ended on the steps of the Treasury Department.” Leaders of that movement—Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul — will be honored in the image.
WHAT?! I mean, shoot, I’m all for historical honesty and shit, but putting an enslaved woman on the front of the twenty and an enslaver on the back is, whoa doggie, I mean, come on! Is the Harriet Tubman image going to be some kind of (continue reading)