Harriet Tubman will be honored on the front of the $20 bill, as announced by the Treasury Department.
Cokie Roberts, political commentator for NPR and for ABC News and author of Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 (Harper Perennial, 2016), discussed Washington, D.C. and the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women during one of the most dramatic periods in America’s history. Roberts has been advocating for a woman on the bill, most recently for Alexander Hamilton's wife Elizabeth.
Cokie Roberts: still a chance Tubman won't make it to the $20. "For women in American history, it's been one broken promise after another."
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And Patricia Turner, folklorist, executive director of The Reinvention Center, and the Dean and Vice Provost at UCLA, explained why she suggests using the image on the left below rather than the image on the right.
Here's how Dr. Turner explains it:
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