Harriet Tubman will be the first woman (well, since over a century ago according to the Wall Street Journal) to grace the cover of U.S. currency and the FIRST African American to do so. She will be on the cover of the new $20 Bills!! Yaaayy!! However, before you get to happy; it’ll be about 14 years until you get to see the bills!! According to the Wall Street Journal:
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will announce plans Wednesday to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, following an extended campaign to solicit public input on his initial proposal to put a woman on the front of the $10 bill, according to a Treasury official.
The subplot over what would happen to Alexander Hamilton, who will remain on the $10 bill, often overshadowed the Treasury Department’s campaign to celebrate the contributions of female historical figures.
It isn’t clear when the new $20 note will be introduced into circulation. Currency officials began moving ahead with a redesign of the $10 note in 2013, and that bill won’t be introduced until 2020.
So the new Harriet Tubman 20’s could possibly not surface until about 2030!! Geesh!! Let us all pray it’ll be sooner!! More details HERE!!