In 2016, former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew introduced that Harriet Tubman could be positioned on the entrance of the $20 invoice. Nonetheless, after 5 years and no present plans to revamp the foreign money, descendants of the abolitionist are disenchanted.
Plans to position Tubman on the $20 invoice have been declared beneath the Obama Administration and slated for 2020. As soon as Donald Trump took workplace, his administration delayed the swap till 2030. Whereas nonetheless on the marketing campaign path, Trump was clear about his apprehension with eradicating former President Andrew Jackson from the invoice. He urged that Tubman’s face be positioned on one other denomination.
In January 2021, the Biden Administration mentioned it will try to speed up these steps.
Michele Jones Galvin, the great-great-great-grand-niece of Tubman, says that three ladies of their household are of their 90s. She hopes they may dwell to see Tubman substitute Jackson however says the household is dropping endurance with the extended course of.
“Our thought is if, in fact, you can send man to the moon, and you can do all kinds of things, we should have the technical ability and the technical expertise to do what needs to be done,” Galvin mentioned.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing attributed the delay to the foreign money design course of being “complex” and requiring intensive testing.
New York Rep. John Katko can also be pushing for Tubman to grace the entrance of the invoice and says the federal government must put extra effort into getting it achieved.
“If they want to get it done sooner, they can. They just need to prioritize it,” he said.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing mentioned in a current assertion that the 2030 launch date was nonetheless in impact.