Joe Biden to Place Political Activist Harriet Tubman on $20 Note

Joe Biden to Place Political Activist Harriet Tubman on $20 Note

- The $20 note will now be adorned with the image of a 19th-century abolitionist and political activist, Harriet Tubman

- The United States president Joe Biden recently revived plans to make it happen after his predecessor blocked the move which was initiated by Barack Obama

- Tubman's image will be replacing that of Andrew Jackson's

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President Joe Biden of the United States has revived plans to put Harriet Tubman on $20 note after the process was delayed under the administration of Donald Trump.

Tubman was a 19th-century abolitionist and political activist who escaped slavery and rescued hundreds of slaves.

During his administration, ex-president Barack Obama decided that the activist should replace Andrew Jackson but Trump blocked the plans when he succeeded Obama, How Africa reports.

President Biden’s Administration Revives Plan To Put Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill
Harriet Tubman's image will replace that of Andrew Jackson in the $20 note. Image: How Africa
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According to White House press secretary Jen Psaki, plans are ongoing to speed up the process of adorning the $20 note with Tubman's image.

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Psaki said:

“It’s important that our money reflect the history and diversity of our country.
“The Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 notes.”

According to Psaki, an announcement will be made on when the $20 note with Tubman's image will be introduced when the plans are finalised by the Treasury Department.

In other news, Briefly.co.za previously published the full list of polices signed by Biden since he became the US president. Biden signed 17 executive orders.

Nine of the orders reversed some controversial policies introduced by his immediate predecessor, Donald Trump, while the remaining borders on the new policies by the president.

1. Paris Climate agreement

As promised during his campaign, President Biden said the US will rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement (PCA) which the country was disconnected from during Trump's controversial tenure.

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2. Muslim ban

President Biden has also removed the ban on Muslims which was placed by the immediate administration.

3. Immigration bill

Biden has also introduced the immigration bill to allow more people from other countries to come to America through different legal processes including the annual lottery system.

Trump had stopped the bill, citing interest and protection for the American market and people.

4. World Health Organization

With different conspiracy theories surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, former president Trump had disengaged the US from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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