‘Underground’ Cast Applaud Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

“We’re excited that we’re starting to represent our actual history,” Joe Pokaski tells TheWrap. With the news that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, the cast and creators of WGN America’s Underground Railroad series “Underground” could not be happier.

“We’ve always said the show ‘Underground’ is about American heroes, so to finally have not only a woman but a black woman on a monetary bill is fantastic,” co-creator Misha Green told TheWrap.


“We use money all the time. We’re used to seeing these faces of these white males and now we’re excited that we’re starting to represent our actual history,” co-creator Joe Pokaski added.

“[From] now on I demand to be paid in $20’s!!!” series star Aldis Hodge said on Instagram. “This is huuuuge. I think of the resounding effect of how many hands one $bill touches in a day and think of how many people will see her face and acknowledge her story. Times are changing.”

Jurnee Smollett-Bell was also ecstatic over the news. “I’m doing my happy dance today! Harriet Tubman will be on the $20 dollar bill! If our Ancestors could see us now!” she said on Twitter.


And while they couldn’t confirm when or where, the show’s creators did say that Tubman will make an appearance on “Underground” at some point. “When she will arrive, I don’t know, but you can’t tell the story of the Underground Railroad without her,” Green said.


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