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Will Steven Mnuchin Bequeath The Revocation Of The Tubman Twenty Dollar Bill As His Enduring Legacy?
The United States had never before honored a woman, a black, or any other minority American on its currency. Consider the profound ramifications of now dishonoring the Treasury's prior commitment.
The New York Times, August 31, 2017:
"The Trump administration signaled on Thursday that the black abolitionist Harriet Tubman may not replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill after all.
"Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declined to endorse the plan for a 2020 redesign of the $20 bill that was announced by the Obama administration last year.
"People have been on the bills for a long period of time," Mr. Mnuchin told CNBC. "This is something we'll consider. Right now we've got a lot more important issues to focus on."
"President Trump, who has described himself as a "big fan" of the populist rabble-rousing president from Tennessee, made clear as a candidate that he didn't like the proposal to replace Jackson."
THE UNITED STATES HAS NEVER BEFORE HONORED A WOMAN, A BLACK, OR ANY OTHER MINORITY AMERICAN ON ITS CURRENCY. CONSIDER THE PROFOUND RAMIFICATIONS OF NOW DISHONORING THE TREASURY'S COMMITMENT.
NPR , April 13, 2016: "Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced on Wednesday that the countenance of abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman will grace a new $20 bill.
"The decision caps a public campaign asking for a woman to be placed on American paper currency and months of deliberation by the Treasury to replace either Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill or Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.
"With this decision, our currency will now tell more of our story and reflect the contributions of women as well as men to our great democracy," Lew said in a letter to the American people."
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