Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the U.S. $20 bill

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| April 20 2016,

08:38 am


She will become the first woman to be featured on U.S. paper currency.

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to celebrate. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to announce plans on Wednesday to put Alexander Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill and to knock former U.S. President Andrew Jackson off the front of the $20 in favor of the abolitionist, humanitarian, and Black History Heroine, Harriet Tubman!
Photo: Library of Congress
Photo: Library of Congress
Lew's new currency designs also include putting leaders of the women’s suffrage movement on the back of the $10 bill, and incorporating civil rights era leaders and other important moments in American history onto the $5 bill. Jackson will likely be moved to the back of the bill

Nevertheless, the response has been overwhelming.

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And this guy

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Last June, Lew announced that a woman would likely grace the front of the $10 bill, replacing Alexander Hamilton. However, this was met with backlash as the Pulitzer and Grammy award winning hip-hop musical "Hamilton" made the Founding Father and first Treasury Secretary immensely popular. The fact that Tubman is now replacing Andrew Jackson--often regarded as one of the most racist presidents of the United States--just seems like pure, poetic justice. The soonest we would see the new $20 bill will be 2030
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Photo: giphy

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