Harriet Tubman Biography Who is Harriet Tubman Who is the Black Woman Joe Biden Wants to Put Her Face on $20 Note – President Joe Biden administration has confirmed plans to “explore ways to speed up” release of $20 bills that will have the face of a black woman Harriet Tubman after the Trump administration delayed the moves initiated by former US president Barack Obama.
“The Treasury Department are taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 notes,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
“It is important that our notes, our money reflect the history and diversity of our country, and Harriet Tubman’s image entering the new $20 note will certainly show that.”
The Obama administration had announced in 2016 that they will put Harriet Tubman in the $20 money to replace [Andrew Jackson].
But the Trump administration said in 2019 that they will delay the change until at least 2028 because of technical issues. Now, Jen Psaki said the White House is “exploring ways to speed up that effort.”
Meanwhile, CNN reported that a spokesperson in the Treasury Department has confirmed to them saying the agency is “explore ways to resume” putting Tubman on the bill.
If this change happens, Harriet Tubman will be the first Black person that her face will be on U.S money.
Who is Harriet Tubman?
Harriet Tubman worked as slave, spy and finally as abolitionist. She was fearless, even when she was in the midst of many challenges.
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in 1822 on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She is the fourth of nine children and her parents named her Araminta or [Minty] Ross.
Harriet Tubman said in an interview that she started to work as housemaid when she was 5 years old. She said she endured whippings, starvation and hard work even before she become teenage.
Harriet Tubman escaped the plantation where she was a slave and ran to Pennsylvania in 1849 but returned to the plantation to rescue her relatives with more than 300 other slaves.
Harrier did all this things even as she was battling with serious brain injury which she got as a child from the hands of one violent slave master.
After the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 which allowed bounty hunters to arrest enslaved people in free states, Harriet Tubman led slaves who had escaped to freedom in Canada through underground railway road.
Harriet Tubman is popularly known as the “Moses” of the Underground Railroad, reports says she had never ever lost any “passenger.”
Harriet Tubman is one of the most famous veteran of the struggle for the abolition of slavery.
According to a popular writer, Fergus Bordewich, Harriet Tubman had become one “powerful symbol for all Americans for the courage they needed before the Civil War to confront slavery.”
During the Civil War, Harriet Tubman worked for the Union army as cook, nurse and later as a scout and spy.
Harriet Tubman died of pneumonia at the age of 91 in Auburn, New York in 1913 after devoting much of her latter years as a women suffrage activist.