Harriet Tubman escaped slavery and made over 70 documented rescues from Maryland, including her family. She became an abolitionist, civil war spy and suffragist. This mural called the Wall of Tubman depicts stages of her life as a slave to a free woman. (Roy Lewis/The Washington Informer)
Harriet Tubman escaped slavery and made over 70 documented rescues from Maryland, including her family. She became an abolitionist, civil war spy and suffragist. This mural called the Wall of Tubman depicts stages of her life as a slave to a free woman. (Roy Lewis/The Washington Informer)

Just as abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman was set to make history again in 2020 as the first woman highlighted prominently on U.S. paper currency, the Trump administration appears to be dragging its feet on the matter.

More than a million people voted to put a woman on the $20 bill. The winner was Harriet Tubman. (Courtesy of womenon20s.org)

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said that Tubman’s image on the new $20 bill probably won’t take for another even or more years — after Trump will have departed the White House.

Meanwhile, the president and members of his administration have been called out for their public insults toward Black women, who include Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), former National Security Advisor Susan Rice and journalists Abby Phillip and April Ryan.

WI Guest Author

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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