April 9th, 2015 Last Updated on: April 9th, 2015
For Natives, it's a not-so-nice reminder of history every time you open your wallet and see Andrew Jackson's face on the $20 bill. Somehow the guy that helped pass the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which led to the death of thousands of Native Americans, is immortalized on our money. It's been brought up before that Jackson shouldn't even be on paper money seeing as how he “was a fierce opponent of the central banking system and favored gold and silver coin or “hard money” over paper currency.” That's why a group called Women on 20s would love to see someone new and deserving on the $20 bill.
They narrowed it down to four finalists: former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, abolitionist Harriet Tubman, civil rights activist Rosa Parks and first female chief of the Cherokee Nation Wilma Mankiller.
I'm on board to change the face of the $20 bill, how about you?
To read more about Wilma Mankiller and cast your vote, please visit WomenOn20s.org!
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