Trump’s administration had stalled the plans to unveil a bill featuring the famous abolitionist.
By Lydia O’Conner, HuffPost
President Joe Biden’s administration is reviving a stalled plan to put the American abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s face on the $20 bill, the White House confirmed Monday.
“The Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 notes,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki revealed after a reporter asked about the status of the plans, which Trump’s administration had sidelined.
Arrangements for the updated bill originated under the Obama administration as a way to honor the abolition movement and Tubman’s legacy of leading hundreds of enslaved people to freedom. She would be the first Black person to appear on a U.S. note.