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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best, “Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness.”
Hate has been spreading like a disease in many places in the world. Violence because a group doesn’t agree with another group’s religion. People are fearful or distrustful of another group (i.e. race, ethnicity). Hatred over how an individual identify themselves (i.e. sexuality). It all ends the same – with bloodshed and tears. Life lost too soon and a community struggling to understand why.
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On April 20, 2016, Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, announced the redesign of the $5, $10, and $20 notes. The new U.S. dollar bills will include the faces of historical figures who challenged the state of affairs during their time to include the rights of others. In particular, women, who helped shaped history, will be honored by gracing on all three notes.
The New $20
The new twenty dollar bill will feature Harriet Tubman on the front and reduced images of The White House and President Andrew Jackson on the back. This is a historical moment as the $20 bill is the only bill that will get a new front image. For Harriet Tubman, a woman and former slave, to replace President Jackson, a former slave owner, is unprecedented.
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