Harriet Tubman is Coming to the $20 Bill!
In the words of Future and Drake: What a time to be alive. Today, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that Harriet Tubman, the famed black female abolitionist who ferried hundreds of slaves to freedom, will be replacing Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 bill. Other depictions of women and civil rights leaders will also be part of new currency designs.According to the New York Times, "the new designs, from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, would be made public in 2020 in time for the centennial of woman’s suffrage and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. None of the bills, including a new $5 note, would reach circulation until the next decade."Although it'll take some time before the new bills fall in American hands, it'll sure be worth the wait! This small change represents immense progress in tolerance and equality in America for both females and African-Americans.To celebrate, here are our favorite tweets and memes from today:
i am so fucking excited to hear all the new harriet tubman rap lines that are coming — Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) April 20, 2016
I can't wait to pull out my Tubman's like pic.twitter.com/LRXXCsCuk2
— Hamp (@Ron_Hamp) April 20, 2016
Harriet: Snap me up real quick...how it look?Photographer: Like money pic.twitter.com/47mDFDIYjV— GB⚖ (@GavBurl) April 20, 2016