The administration’s decision to postpone the $20 makeover has inspired some Americans to make their own Tubmans. An artist named Dano Wall has been making stamps of Tubman’s face that can be used to blot out Jackson’s on the $20. (After Mnuchin’s announcement, the stamp sold out on Etsy, though you can also make your own.) Wall told the Washington Post that he’d like to get thousands of stamps out there: “If there are 5,000 people consistently stamping currency, we could get a significant percent of circulating $20 bills [with the Tubman] stamp, at which point it would be impossible to ignore.”
Despite the improbability of achieving widespread visibility, the idea of turning greenbacks into vehicles for political messages isn’t new.
China’s community of goths is coming together in protest online after a woman was made to remove her make-up before being allowed to enter a busy subway.
Designed to look like prescription slips, the leaflets were a response to allegations made in a court filing that a member of the Sackler family had predicted the launch of the opioid painkiller ( OxyContin )would be “followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition.”