Harriet Tubman will appear on the new $20 U.S. bill in 2020


“Her incredible story of courage and commitment to equality embody the ideals of democracy that our nation celebrates, and we’ll continue to value her legacy by honoring her on our currency,” Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told to the media.The Treasury won’t release the design until 2020, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. “A woman, a leader, and a freedom fighter,” Hillary Clinton tweeted. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen also promised: “I welcome the decision by the Treasury Department to honor these achievements. The Federal Reserve will work with Treasury on a design that also incorporates strong security features to protect worldwide users of U.S. currency.” Even if this decision is generally appreciated as a good one, some voices are still manifesting opposition. The new currency will include additional security features.


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