Biden administration has revived the plan to place Harriet Tubman on $20 bill.
After the process was stalled under Trump’s presidency, the Joe Biden administration resurrected efforts to position Harriet Tubman on a $20 bill card.
Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist and political organizer from the 19th century who fled slavery, then took part in the rescues of hundreds of enslaved women, using the Underground Railroad network of revolutionaries and safe houses.
In 2016, Barrack Obama decided Tubman should replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. However, Donald Trump, who had placed a Jackson’s portrait prominently in the Oval Office, blocked the Obama’s plan.
With White House press secretary Jen Psaki telling reporters on Monday that the treasury was “exploring ways to speed up” the process and adding: “It’s important that our money reflects our country’s history and diversity,” Joe Biden has now resurrected it.
“The Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 notes,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki after a question from a reporter.
Biden has also replaced the portrait of Jackson in the Oval Office with one of Benjamin Franklin, who is on $100 bill.
Psaki also said that when finalized by the Treasury Department, details on a fresh timetable for launching a revised $20 note with Tubman will be revealed.