Change for a $20: Tubman Ousts Jackson – The New York Times

Some Civil War currency news, albeit of the modern kind! I love the proposed changes to the $10, at least in the description – will reserve judgment on the artwork until that’s available. I also love the delicious irony of replacing one mentally ill historical figure who forced people into slavery, with another mentally ill historical figure who dragged people out of it.

And lost in Hurricane Harriet’s hubbub is news that the $5 bill’s Lincoln Memorial image will be updated to include Marion Anderson and Martin Luther King. If you’ve visited the Memorial lately, you’ll know the emotions the little museum evokes: Images showing the site’s importance as a populist gathering place are very moving, and it’s wonderful that these grand moments are getting an extra moment in history.

Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the 20, while other prominent women appear on the backs of 5s and 10s.

Source: Change for a $20: Tubman Ousts Jackson – The New York Times

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