Escaped slave, abolitionist, feminist, and armed citizen. The latter being the embodiment of equality. After all, what good are equality laws if they are disregarded by groups of men?
Yes, I'm referring to slave owners, Klansman, antis, and other such hateful groups here.
So yes, if Harriet Tubman's likeness must go on a $20 (and I bet Jackson would have hated being on it, given his disdain for centralized banks), then I hope the Powers That Be depict her correctly: strong-willed and with her pistol at hand, a symbol of both her Liberty and her independent streak.
BTW, I've had this conversation elsewhere. While Harriet Tubman's contributions to this nation are sizeable, I dare say they don't compare to those of inventors such as Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, or Alexander Graham Bell. Then again, Sacajawea's contributions played an even bigger role than these inventors' (and all she got was a limited run dollar coin, but I digress.)
So I guess the choice to honour someone other than Jackson (because that is it is, honouring someone's memory and contributions by placing their likeness on currency) is being done with the following restrictions:
Must be female.
Must also be of colour.
Most importantly, I must ask: why is this decision generating so much outrage, praise, and general attention? I can't remember the last time my colleagues or FaceBook had so much interest in monetary affairs of the nation.
Bread and circuses.