HARRIET TUBMAN STAMP

CONTEXT

.@RealDonaldTrump speaks out about putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill #TrumpTODAY https://t.co/tfeSHQ3ec7

— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 21, 2016

Andrew Jackson had a great history and I think it's very rough when you take somebody off the bill. Andrew Jackson had a history of tremendous success for the country.... I would love to leave Andrew Jackson and see if we can maybe come up with another denomination. Maybe we do the $2 bill or we do another bill. I don't like seeing it. Yes, I think it's pure political correctness. Been on the bill for many, many years and really represented— somebody that was really very important to this country. — Donald Trump on the Today Show, April 21, 2016

 

On April 20, 2016, then-U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced plans to add Tubman to the front of the twenty-dollar bill, moving President Andrew Jackson to the rear of the bill. Lew instructed the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to expedite the redesign process, and the new bill was expected to enter circulation sometime after 2020; however, Steven Mnuchin, the current U.S. Treasury Secretary, said that he will not commit to putting Tubman on the twenty-dollar bill, explaining "People have been on the bills for a long period of time. This is something we’ll consider; right now we have a lot more important issues to focus on." Wikipedia: Harriet Tubman

 

You want me to put that face on the twenty-dollar bill? Donald Trump to Omarosa Manigault Newman

 

Rep. Ayanna Pressley Presses Secretary Mnuchin on Currency Redesign

The twenty-dollar bill will now not come out until 2028.... The ultimate decision on the redesign will most likely be another Secretary's down the road. — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, May 22, 2019

 

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ORIGINAL IMAGE

carte-de-visite portrait of Harriet Tubman
The original image upon which this stamp is based is a carte-de-visite portrait of Harriet Tubman taken in Auburn, NY around 1868. It is the earliest known photograph of her. It can be found at the National Museum of African American History & Culture.

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PRECEDENT

British Penny Defaced in Protest by a Suffragette
British one penny coin from 1903, defaced by Suffragettes. British Museum.

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