Harriet Tubman on the $20?


ramsey white man needs a break

Something tells me that there will soon be more content for the Reverse Racism (topical gif/jpeg bank)


I wonder what she’d make of this.


Glad she’s making it onto the $20, pity they’re keeping Jackson on the bill.


“What do you mean you don’t have change for a 20. Harriet Tubman brought change for everybody!”


I’ll happily adjust my referencing of US 20’s from “Jacksons” to “Tubmans”

I mean shit I already meant Samuel L Jackson anyway, and Harriet Tubman is a vast improvement on my internal improvement.


Or as @dacree said when bbs convened on this issue almost a year ago, the T-Dub. The issue then was which woman would end up as the new face on the 10, not the 20.

Also wanted to congratulate @atl and @Mindysan33 for making this call for Tubman in that thread! Well, maybe atl didn’t exactly make the call, but they’re right, Tubman was a bad ass (and how about having the Treasury use the image of her face that appears at the top of that page!).

I’m pretty stoked about this choice. Now let’s get Kshama Sawant on the 15! Well let’s get the 15 first (first as a national minimum wage, like NOW, and then as a $15 bill commemorating her efforts towards that long-overdue raise). :slight_smile:


And why am I not surprised that Ben Carson thinks Tubman is worth ten times less.


Now, lets get to work putting Rosa Parks on the dime.

(thats a relevant denomination in relation to the bus boycott, btw)


I have read that father was eventually able to purchase her mothers freedom

for $20

So there’s that.


Apparently Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul will be on the back of the $10.

and Eleanor Roosevelt, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Marian Anderson on the back of the $5.


There’s an “on their backs” joke here. Or a Ted Cruz reference. Or both.

Apparently the $5 will have scenes that took place at the Lincoln Memorial, including a performance by Marian Anderson (a black opera singer) signing for a crowd of 75,000 including Elanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King giving his I Have a Dream speech.


I like all this inclusion but is sounds like these bills are starting to get a little crowded.

Homer: There’s a $10,000 bill in it for you.
Barney: Oh yeah? Which president’s on it?
Homer: Uh, all of them. They’re having a party. Jimmy Carter’s passed out on the couch.


I like having FDR on the dime, I’d like to see Rosa Parks on the Quarter and have them keep doing state reverses. A Rosa Parks quarter with Alabama on the reverse would be a thing of beauty.


Sawant seems like a keen person, but one of the long-held traditions for our money that I think actually makes sense to hang on to is “you have to be dead before you get to appear on the currency.” I propose we table that one for 50 years or so (60 if we’re lucky).


Yeah, I’ve heard that. I was just fantasizing. I know it’s unrealistic, given that she’s still alive, and i also realize that (so far), few people outside of Seattle have heard of her (but, give her time!). :slight_smile:


Kind of you for the shout out. I had thought “Harriet Tubman was a badass” would have been deemed as full approval for the suggestion, but in all events, I’m for it. I hope they don’t soften up her image for the engraving. She was a stern woman and deserves a stern image.


As usual, I have no likes to give, but I’m loving all this new info!



I like this one as it has a “Come with me if you want to live” vibe. (Although the gun is wrong - she almost certainly never had a Colt revolver)


Now that just screams “#america” to me.