Well, it looks as if a decision has been made. That’s right, it is time to say goodbye to Andrew Jackson and hello to the new face of the $20 bill, Harriet Tubman.
According to The Huffington Post:
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce on Wednesday that Harriet Tubman will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, Politico reported Wednesday.
Lew is also expected to announce that leaders of the movement to give women the right to vote will be on the back of the $10 bill. Alexander Hamilton will remain the face of that bill.
As the Wall Street Journal pointed out Tuesday, Lew had said in a memo to President Barack Obama in 2015 he intended to remove Hamilton from the $10, replacing him with Susan B. Anthony. Lew also noted in that memo he wanted to suspend production of the penny.
The change to Tubman may not take place anytime soon. CNN reported Sunday it could be as late as 2030 before the U.S. sees the new $20. A Treasury official did not immediately return a request for more information on when Tubman could feasibly appear on the $20 note.
There’s been an ongoing push to get a woman on currency, with a nonprofit campaign called Women on 20s leading the push to put a woman on the $20 by 2020. Lawmakers have joined the movement, with Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.)introducing a bill in April 2015 to get a woman on the $20 bill.
This is only the beginning of many more changes that will be implemented in order to erase the parts of history the U.S. Government wants out.