Recently, a 9 year old girl sent a letter to President Obama asking where there is no woman on any of the US dollar bill, and now, her desire appears to have been fulfilled! Click here if you missed it!
A petition to the White House via an online poll was conducted on many historical American female characters and Harriet Tubman received the most votes – about 33%, beating Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of wartime US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt by 7,000 votes. About 600,000 people took part in the poll, according to Time.
Tubman was an escaped slave and abolitionist who devoted her life to working as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, helping other slaves get to safety. She also served as a spy and scout for the Union Army during the Civil War. If the civil war era woman who escaped slavery who received the most votes in an online vote, she will not only be the first woman but also the first African American to be on the dollar bill, Times reported.
The $20 bill currently features former US President Andrew Jackson.