Harriet Tubman to Be The First Woman on a $20 Note
- JWB Post
- May 13, 2015
Women are a rare sight on currency banknotes all around the world. Nonprofit american group Women On 20s wants to replace President Andrew Jackson with a woman on a $20 bill. And they are determined to do so!
And as a 10-week poll showed, Americans want to have Harriet Tubman on the $20 note. Tubman, who helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad, received 33.6 percent of the 352,431 votes cast in the final round of the poll. Eleanor Roosevelt came in second, followed by Rosa Parks and Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller. Over 600,000 people submitted votes in the contest overall.
“Our paper bills are like pocket monuments to great figures in our history,” Women On 20s Executive Director Susan Ades Stone said in a statement. “Our work won’t be done until we’re holding a Harriet $20 bill in our hands in time for the centennial of women’s suffrage in 2020.”
And who among Indian Great women would be a pretty good idea to have on our currency. Tell us in comments.