Last week, it was confirmed that lead slave abolitionist of the Underground railroad, would be appearing on the new $20 U.S. currency bill replacing previous president Andrew Jackson. While venturing on the U.S. Treasury website, it turns out, Ms. Tubman will not be the only change occurring and/or new African-American or American historic figure featured. The Treasury Dept. explains via the website that they will create new design concepts for the $5, $10, $20 U.S. currency bill with honoring American history and celebrating American values. Their goal is to make a new statement through the currency about who America is as a nation. See what changes will be made and who is appearing after the jump!
The new $5 bill will feature Martin Luther King, Jr., Marian Anderson, and Eleanor Roosevelt in honors of historic events that occurred at the Lincoln Memorial. The front of the new bill will still retain current portrait of past president Abraham Lincoln.
The new $10 bill will feature images of Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul, alongside the Treasury building in efforts of celebrating the history of the womens’ suffrage movement. The front of the new bill will still retain current portrait of Alexander Hamilton.
The new $20 bill, as mentioned above, will feature Harriet Tubman in honor of her dedication to fighting for liberty and freedom. Past president Andrew Jackson’ portrait will be depicted on the back of the new bill alongside a picture of the White house.
Win after win. For more information, visit Modernmoney.Treasury.Gov