Jill Dennison has done an outstanding job with her piece on Harriet Tubman. We’re in a very dark place in American history right now. Just when you think the bar cannot be lowered any further, this administration lowers it. … every day. Hard to believe Andrew Jackson has survived all these years on the $20. Just as he was to be put out to pasture once and for all, this administration resurrects him. Why? I think we all know the answer. I’ll let Jill’s thoughtful and intelligent words speak for herself. Thanks Jill!!
In April 2016 the U.S. Treasury Department announced that Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 bill. The change was to have occurred next year to mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. Why? Because there have been only a few women on U.S. currency, and those were on the $1 coins. We thought it was about time. There has also never been an African-American of either gender on U.S. currency. We thought that in honour of our winning the battle 100 years ago to convince men that we had a brain that functioned well enough to do something other than birth babies, cook and keep the house tidy, it would be nice to recognize a woman who had made notable contributions during her lifetime.
I was excited to think of a woman finally appearing on a bill, and…
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