New designs have been announced for several bills in our nation’s paper currency lineup. Andrew Jackson, for example, is getting bumped from the front of the twenty-dollar bill to the back to make way for abolitionist Harriett Tubman. Tubman was slated to replace Alexander Hamilton on the ten-dollar bill until the award-winning Hamilton show has produced many fans who are winning to fight for Hamilton to remain in that place of honor. (Too bad Jackson doesn’t have a Broadway show to his credit to.) Other bills are to feature women who led the suffrage movement and African Americans who led the civil rights movement. With these new faces, we gain new stories of our nation’s history by heroes who lived by and fought for the principles we most admire: courage, integrity, freedom, and the like. In this fast chat Ounce of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson discuss the currency announcement and the use of cash in this age, as well as the need to introduce U.S. citizens to those in our midst who have made life better for us over the years.
Links from the Show:
Harriet Tubman Ousts Andrew Jackson in Change for a $20 – NY Times
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