It’s not surprising that Harriet Tubman won the most votes in an online survey to pick a woman to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Most people still view her as an very popular, incredibly strong American.
Tubman was a famous abolitionist and conductor in the mid-1800s on the Underground Railroad. She received 118,000 of the 600,000 votes cast in the Women on $20s campaign.
The other finalists were former first lady and human rights activist Eleanor Roosevelt, civil rights activist Rosa Parks and Wilma Mankiller, the first woman chief of the Cherokee Nation.
Organizers of Women on $20 have developed a list of 15 women who could replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. No women are on any of the U.S. paper currency.
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Change is long overdue.
Perhaps it will take this country first electing a woman as president before the change in the face on U.S. currency can actually occur. The vote in 2016 could be the beginning of a lot of changes.