Pay Me In Tubs: Twitter Reacts To Harriet Tubman Replacing Andrew Jackson On The $20 Bill
On this day, April 20, 2016, Twitter rejoiced like never before when it was announced one of the the nation’s most fearless abolitionist Harriet Tubman will replace former president (and slave owner) Andrew Jackson on the twenty dollar bill.
According to the New York Times, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is expected to roll out the new Tubman $20 in 2020 just in time for the 100th anniversary of Woman’s Suffrage and the 19th Amendment.
Yet, despite the four year wait, Twitter simply couldn’t help but react to the news, and in true fashion spoke its peace. Some Tweets were thoughtful, others believing the historic commemoration of Tubman doesn’t eradicate the country’s problems with race, while some Tweets were just plain hilarious.
Check out the best Twitter had to offer.
How Harriet Tubman get on the $20 before Ayesha Curry???
— Uncle Wayne. (@WayneL_Jr) April 20, 2016
Yes, Harriet Tubman on the $20 is dope.
Yes, our system is still super messy & flawed.
No, racism isn’t over.
It’s a complex victory.
— Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) April 20, 2016
All these white people angry about Harriet Tubman being on the $20 bill is so heartwarming
— Dajjal (@momfoundme) April 20, 2016
Ok, who is working on a Broadway Musical about Harriet Tubman? Maybe we can get her moved up to a hundo.
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) April 20, 2016
If Harriet Tubman being on your 20 dollar bill offends you, give them to me. I will take care of it for you pic.twitter.com/MFfHfrdUMV
— Ogechi (@tattedpoc) April 20, 2016
When they made it official Harriet Tubman would be on the $20 bill, black women were like pic.twitter.com/q3DtMlloXO
— IG @tiylerthecreator (@smilleesims) April 20, 2016
Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill is going to help me save money. I’m not going to want to spend it. This is history.
— //artavion (@socialenemy_) April 20, 2016
I’m still processing this Harriet Tubman news.
One thing I’m sure of: I’m slapping those joints down like dominoes when I spend them.
— BrownBlaze (@brownblaze) April 20, 2016
Pay me my money in Tubs
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) April 20, 2016