A group that goes by the name of W20 is looking to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with the face of a woman who has made countless contributions to society.
They have narrowed their choice down to four options: Wilma Mankiller (Her last name alone wins my vote), Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Mankiller, the first female Cherokee Chief who received the Medal of Freedom in 1998, died recently in 2010. Tubman, the catalyst of the “Underground Railroad” that led thousands of slaves to freedom and Parks, a leading force in the Civil Rights Movement, are both worthy contestants. Roosevelt, the longest serving first lady, is best known for her efforts as a human rights activist.
The plan is to have one of these women on the $20 bill by 2020, which marks the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.
Should be an interesting journey for this group over the next five years as they petition the president and Congress.