By Angela Greiling Keane, Andrew Mayeda, Bloomberg
Abolitionist Harriet Tubman will appear on front of the $20 bill, replacing former President Andrew Jackson and becoming the first woman featured on U.S. paper currency in modern times, a Treasury official said, in a design overhaul that will leave Alexander Hamilton on the $10 note.
The decision is the latest chapter in a 10-month-old controversy that erupted after Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew tried to address gender imbalance on U.S. currency notes. He opened up the selection process to the public just as the current face on the $10 bill was enjoying a resurgence in popularity, and outrage ensued.
I will not say that Ms. Tubman may deserve some recognition for her acts of bravery but I would say that deleting a President Jackson is wrong. There was another way to honor others on our currency without just erasing someone.