- The $20 note will now be adorned with the image of a 19th century abolitionist and political activist, Harriet Tubman
- The United States president Joe Biden recently revived plans to make it happen after his predecessor blocked the move which was initiated by Barack Obama
- The black woman's image will be replacing that of Andrew Jackson
- Since the new US president was sworn in, he has been reversing Donald Trump's policies that he feels do not project what the North American country stands for
President Joe Biden of the United States has revived plans to put Harriet Tubman on $20 note after the process was delayed under the administration of Donald Trump.
Tubman was a 19th century abolitionist and political activist who escaped slavery and rescued hundreds of slaves.
During his administration, ex-president Barack Obama decided that the activist should replace Andrew Jackson but Trump blocked the plans when he succeeded Obama, How Africa reports.
According to White House press secretary identified as Jen Psaki, plans are ongoing to speed up the process of adorning the $20 note with Tubman's image.
“It’s important that our money reflect the history and diversity of our country.
“The Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 notes.”
According to Psaki, an announcement will be made on when the $20 note with Tubman's image will be introduced when the plans are finalised by the Treasury Department.
In other news, the travel ban placed on nations like Nigeria, Eritrea, Yemen, and Sudan by the Donald Trump-led administration has been lifted by President Joe Biden of the United States.
This is one of the 17 executive orders issued by President Biden just after the inaugural ceremony that installed his government.
Reverting the earlier policy of his predecessor, Biden described it as discriminatory and as such, an assault on what the US stands for.
Before this order, the president had forwarded a bill to Congress to completely change the country’s immigration system.
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