New $20 Bill Being Given The Face of Harriet Tubman

Kelly Strojny

The $20 bill is going to be redesigned with Harriet Tubman’s face on it. She will be the first ever-African American to be portrayed on American currency in 100 years. Andrew Jackson the seventh president of the U.S., whose face is currently on the bill, will be moved to the back of the bill.

Harriet Tubman was a former slave and she played a big role in the abolition movement. She escaped from slavery and she was said to have help free at least seventy slave families through the use of the Underground Railroad.

The back of the $10 bill will also be changed to honor the 1913 march that ended on the steps of the treasury building the presented legacies of suffrage leaders. The back of the $5 bill will also be changed to Martin Luther King, Jr.

The last time a woman was on paper currency was in the late 1800s, which was Martha Washington and Pocahontas. Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea are on dollar coins.

The three bills are supposed to be finished by 2020, which will be the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment (women’s right to vote). Not only will this be the first AfricanAmerican to be on U.S. currency, but also it will be the first woman in over a hundred years.