You may know him from the twenty dollar bill, but that may be a fleeting glance.  These bills come and go from our lives and there is only so much that you can tell from them.  The engraver put a bit of sadness into Jackson’s eyes, a sense of weight that doesn’t quite seem right.  Wasn’t he a man of determination and strength?  Yet the portrait is accurate in its own way, telling us about the legacy of Jackson that is harder to bear than the man himself.  In Jackson’s story, we have the story of our people.

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