Famed abolitionist and underground railroad leader, Harriet Tubman, made her most daring getaway to date yesterday, when she successfully escaped from the $20 bill.
The national hero posthumously agreed to be on the bill while Barack Obama, the first African American to become president, held the highest office in America. However, when she discovered that her likeness would begin minting during the Trump administration in 2020, Tubman retracted the offer. Tubman’s spokeswoman, Araminta Ross, said that upon ascertaining the goals of the new administration, Tubman “rolled over so many times in her grave, that she briefly became reanimated just long enough to use the underground railroad one last time.”
Tubman, an armed spy for the North during the American civil war, and responsible for the escape of hundreds of slaves throughout the 19th century, performed her final disappearing act in an apparent political protest of America’s new leadership.
Ross shared that “Tubman originally supported the idea of her likeness on the $20 bill being a representation of the growth and change the country has experienced.” However, Ross noted, after finding out society hadn’t truly changed in any fundamental way in the last two hundred years, Tubman decided that the American people were not worthy of seeing such a proud, strong, and daring leader on their currency. Tubman could not be reached for comment.