Move over, Jackson

Money, as they say, changes everything. But what happens when our money changes?

We’ll see in a few years when Andrew Jackson gets bumped from the $20 bill in favor of the courageous Harriet Tubman, an ex-slave and abolitionist who led hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. It’s part of Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew’s plan to add diversity to our currency.

“Mr. Lew may have reneged on a commitment to make a woman the face of the $10 bill, opting instead to keep Alexander Hamilton, to the delight of a fan base swollen with enthusiasm over a Broadway rap musical sharing the last name of the first Treasury secretary,” the New York Times said. “But the broader remake of the nation’s paper currency may well have captured a historical moment for a multicultural, multiethnic and multiracial nation moving contentiously through the early years of a new century.”

We say, bravo. What say you? Email rrollins@coxohio.com.

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