Credit: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Abominable Trump’s legacy is crashed by his successor in various fields and at an amazing speed. So, the image of an African-American woman will be printed on a new $20 bills for the first time.

Already during President Obama’s term in office, the activist Harriet Tubman, who died in 1913, had been chosen for this purpose. Tubman herself had escaped slavery in the United States and successfully fought for the liberation of enslaved African Americans. The current $20 bill features former President Andrew Jackson. He was a slave owner and used violence against African Americans and Native Americans. His portrait has hung in the Oval Office of Donald Trump for the past four years, who also prevented a banknote with the portrait of Harriet Tubman from being issued.

Tubman is the subject of works of art including songs, novels, sculptures, paintings, movies, and theatrical productions. Musicians have celebrated her in works such as Harriet Tubman by Wynton Marsalis or operas including Thea Musgrave’s ‘Harriet, the Woman Called Moses’, which premiered in 1985 at the Virginia Opera. Nkeiru Okoye also wrote the opera ‘Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed that Line to Freedom’ first performed in 2014. In 2018 the world premiere of the opera Harriet by Hilda Paredes was given by Muziektheater Transparant in Huddersfield, UK.

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