According to Reuters, on the 25th local time, White House Press Secretary Jane Psaki stated that the head of the famous American abolitionist Harriet Tubman will be printed on the front of the new 20-dollar bill. She said that this move will reflect "American history and diversity."
This means that Tubman will become the first African American to appear on the dollar bill, replacing the seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson, who is a slave owner. Jackson is also an idol idolized by former US President Trump.
The 20-dollar bill with Jackson's head printed on it
Tubman was once a slave on a plantation in Maryland, USA. When she was in her 20s, she successfully escaped from slavery and joined the "underground railway" activity that helped black slaves escape from the south, becoming one of the most active leaders. After the American Civil War, Tubman actively devoted himself to the feminist movement and died in 1913.
In fact, as early as the Obama administration, the U.S. Treasury Department decided to print Tubman in US dollars, but the plan was postponed by the Trump administration.