More than 600,000 people voted in the Women on 20s unofficial poll that named Harriet Tubman as the first female historical figure who should be placed on a new $20 bill. But actress Raven-Symoné has a different idea for who should grace the banknote.
While guest-hosting The View, the actress said we need to “move a little bit more forward,” and suggested Rosa Parks would be a better choice for the honor.
“No offense to everyone who’s going to be mad at me for saying this; I don’t like that idea. I don’t like it.” the actress said. “Me, personally, I would’ve chosen Rosa Parks. I would have chosen someone who is closer to the progression that we’re doing now. And I know you have to, you have to understand history so you don’t repeat it, but that doesn’t really happen in our world because we still repeat history of hating other cultures. So, I would choose a different one, no offense.”
Parks, Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Wilma Mankiller were the finalists in the survey which garnered more than 1 million votes over the course of the 10-week campaign. The goal of the petition, according to the website, is to have a new bill in circulation by the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2020.