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On Wednesday the Obama administration announced that the Treasury Department will replace the image of Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill with that of Harriet Tubman.
NPR reported that Jackson will be placed on the back of the $20 bill.
UPDATE: New $20 bill will keep an image of Andrew Jackson on the back, with Harriet Tubman on the front of the bill. https://t.co/2Ge6AoWwdW
— NPR (@NPR) April 20, 2016
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced there’ll be changes to other bills as well, but replacing Jackson, who has graced the front of the $20 for 154 years, with the black abolitionist who’d helped free hundreds of slaves through the underground railroad, was the big news.
To say reaction was mixed would be an understatement. There were these:
Harriet Tubman, a black slave, is replacing Andrew Jackson, a white slave owner, on our national currency. What a time to be alive.
— Jordan (@jordansdiamonds) April 20, 2016
The progress of being featured on the currency that was once used to purchase you and your relatives. Just, go head, Harriet Tubman.
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) April 20, 2016
Tubman Tubman Tubman that girl up to something / made it on the $20 with her shottie pumpin’. pic.twitter.com/vWrNxUmgur
— Mr. Brosetta Tharpe (@RashidZakat) April 20, 2016
nothing is going to top this today pic.twitter.com/sMSVt8LzDK
— Paris Serge-Germain (@Sergeveli13) April 20, 2016
But there were also plenty of these:
@TIME why not put a picture Jamal and Shaniqua shooting at the welfare line
— Mary Contrary (@SallyBakerCake) April 20, 2016
— Dathan Scroggs (@DathanScroggs) April 20, 2016
@thehill seriously? I could see putting her image on an EBT card, but the $20 bill? Preposterous!
— Michael (@heimdallr88) April 20, 2016
— Gman (@Gman5000000) April 20, 2016
And some had come up with other suggestions:
Harriet Tubman wins online pole to be on the new $20, completely derails my dream for Beyonce Bucks. pic.twitter.com/yoVULXAiAL
— Colleen Evanson (@LadieFantastic) May 13, 2015
Harriet Tubman won? Fine. But they never asked ME. pic.twitter.com/fklHHEX9wd
— Manpuppy (@ManpuppyXXX) May 13, 2015
— Eric Weiss (@ZombieRiot) May 13, 2015
— jess (@jencabltn) May 13, 2015
And the naysayers got a bit of rebuking as well:
— Riley Robbins (@rileyrobbins) April 20, 2016
Let us know what you think of the change.
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