This article describes an artist's stamp for placing the face of Harriet Tubman over Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. -Editor
Minutes after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that he was delaying the new Harriet Tubman $20 bill until 2028, a New York
designer tweeted: "We'll see about that."
Dano Wall, 33, has created a 3-D stamp that can be used to superimpose a portrait of Tubman over Andrew Jackson's on $20 bills. Wall said he has
sold out of the stamps and is hurrying to produce more.
"My goal is to get 5,000 stamps out there," said Wall. "If there are 5,000 people consistently stamping currency, we could get a significant
percent of circulating $20 bills [with the Tubman] stamp, at which point it would be impossible to ignore."
Wall began manufacturing the stamps in 2017, soon after President Trump took office, and Mnuchin refused to commit to the Obama administration's
plan to put Tubman on the $20 bill.
Wall has been stamping as many $20s as he can and encouraging others to do the same.
"Before this project," Wall told The Post, "I knew she was a famous American, someone I looked up to in the vague sense without
realizing everything she did in the Army. I since learned she was a spy for the Union. She was buried with military honors. She freed over 1,000
people. The more you learn about her, the more you are in awe of what she was able to accomplish."
The Washington Post's photo caption was "Harriet Tubman stamp on $20 bill. (Photo courtesy of Dano Wall.) (Dano Wall/ Artist/Dano
Wall/ Artist.)" Of course, that's not a real $20 - it's one of those "Only For Motion Pictures" notes.
I've never comes across a Tubman-stamped $20 in circulation. Has anyone seen one? -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
Tubman is already appearing on $20 bills whether Trump officials like it or not
We don't generally discuss non-events, but there's been a flurry of press on the acknowledgement that a Harriet Tubman note is not in the
works. Much of the coverage is political in nature, something else we refrain from discussing. But here's a selection of articles and opinion
pieces, some of which were forwarded by readers. Follow the links for more. Thanks to Kellen Hoard, Arthur Shippee, and others. -Editor
The abolitionist's outstretched arm invites the viewer to join her on a journey to freedom.
A 3-year-old girl on the Eastern Shore of Maryland became a sensation on social media this week after her grandmother, a local shopkeeper, posted
a photograph of her reaching out to accept the invitation. Auriah Duncan, who goes by "Lovie," touched the hand of Harriet Tubman in a mural of the
abolitionist rendered on the brick wall of the Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center in Cambridge, Md.
"Lovie meets Harriet," Tracy Kilgore Lynndee, the girl's grandmother and co-owner of the handmade goods store Maiden Maryland, wrote in a Facebook
post last week that was shared by the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, securing a national audience for the image. This week, it was
featured on the "Today" show.
To read the complete article, see:
A 3-year-old touched a Harriet Tubman mural. Now, she'll wait a decade to touch a $20 Tubman bill.
Here are some more, in no particular order. -Editor
To read the complete articles, see:
Trump administration's spurning of
Harriet Tubman opens a new front in the monument wars
What Might It Take to Get Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill?
Mnuchin's excuse for delaying the Harriet Tubman $20 bill is insulting
Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill?
Not During The Trump Administration (https://www.npr.org/2019/05/22/725801691/harriet-tubman-on-the-20-bill-not-during-the-trump-administration)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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