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! 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.
In case you wondered if this was the Blackest Year EVER? Wonder no more. Harriet Tubman is about to be judging us on the $20 bill. LIT.— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) April 20, 2016'
The progress of being featured on the currency that was once used to purchase you and your relatives. Just, go head, Harriet Tubman'
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) April 20, 2016 '
If the rumors are true about Harriet Tubman, the $20 bill is about to become my currency of choice. Like, if it's 99 cents, here's a $20.— Tananarive Due (@TananariveDue) April 20, 2016'
i cant wait to see the impact that having harriet tubman on the 20 is going to have on rap music — Tracy Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) April 20, 2016 ''
Me currently writing my Harriet Tubman and capitalism thinkpiece: pic.twitter.com/B0GlGVirUH— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 20, 2016'