Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Harriet Tubman Will Appear on the $20 Bill (Eventually)

Posted By on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 11:30 AM

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Move over Andrew Jackson, abolitionist Harriet Tubman is going to be the new face of the $20 bill—making her the first woman prominently featured on U.S paper currency. 

Unfortunately, we've got some waiting to do: The designs won't be made public until 2020, and will likely take more time to make it into circulation.

Last year, Tubman was expected to replace Alexander Hamilton on the face of the $10. Since then, the Broadway musical Hamilton has exploded, leading to increased popularity for the former treasury secretary. 

The back of the $10, which currently displays a picture of the U.S. Treasury Building, is expected to get a redesign featuring important women from U.S. history. 

Until the new bills roll out, let's celebrate Tubman's latest accomplishment by remembering all the good she did when she was alive:


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