By Ciara McCarthy, The Patch
A traveling exhibit visiting Manhattan's Museum of American Finance is featuring black Americans on US currency in advance of Harriet Tubman's debut on the $20 bill.
Last year, the US Treasury Secretary announced that Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20. Tubman, the famous Civil War abolitionist, will be the first black person and the first woman to be featured on the front of U.S. paper currency.
Two women behind the Museum of UnCut Funk thought the news of Tubman's $20 bill would be a good opportunity to showcase other black Americans who have been featured on US currency, a traveling show that's currently stopped at the Museum of American Finance in Manhattan. Loreen Williamson and Pamela Thomas launched the Museum of UnCut Funk, a virtual museum that lives online and focuses on 1970s black culture.
The exhibit currently open in the Financial District includes a slew of commemorative coins, medals and medallions, featuring black Americans from Marian Anderson to Dr. Dorothy Height to Barack Obama.