If there is any doubt that women have a significant place in history through our contributions then the announcement by the US Treasury Secretary, Jacob J. Lew yesterday ended all speculation. Harriet Tubman will be the face on the front of the next release of the $20 dollar bill. Tubman will be the first woman and African American to grace the front of a paper note. President Jackson will stay on the back of the note alongside the White House.
FEW congratulations to the American people for this profound decision of diversity and inclusion. It is a celebration of how the strength of a woman can lead a nation to freedom. Harriet Tubman’s life serves as an example of triumph over adversity and perseverance in service to others and her country.