I was so glad to read Charles Heatherly’s May 14 Point of View “Off the $20, away from our Capitol.” He was exactly right that Andrew Jackson is not a historical figure to be admired, but a genocidal bully who killed thousands of Native Americans.
I can remember as a child being bused to Nashville, Tenn., so see The Hermitage where Jackson and his wife are buried. I was taught to revere him as a hero. It was not until I was nearly grown that I learned the true story of his hateful massacre of the Cherokees and the cruel removal of the Cherokees on the Trail of Tears.
Learning what he really did made me wonder about the truth of other things I had been told.
I look forward to seeing Harriet Tubman on our $20 bills. She is far more worthy of our respect and honor.
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