Awww, The NAACP Tried To Be Cute When Sharing News About Harriet Tubman Going On The $20 Bill
'Twas one for the drafts.
January 26, 2021 at 1:46 pm
As Blavity previously reported, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday that the Treasury Department would be working to put Tubman on the bill as a continuation of the plan started in 2016 by former President Barack Obama.
But the response now was a bit different than it was back then, with some questioning whether this should be the priority right now for a government facing a cascading series of crises, an impeachment hearing next week and a mismanaged COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Others asked whether it was appropriate to put Tubman, a former slave, on currency considering she was treated like currency before she freed herself and others from chattel slavery.
Harriet Tubman deserves to be “where the money resides!” https://t.co/cqCwW4PKcK
— NAACP (@NAACP) January 25, 2021
The responses were far from positive, to say the least.