Harriet Tubman To Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill

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Harriet Tubman To Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill

She will appear on the same currency that was once used to buy her body.


via Women on 20s Campaign

Removing former President Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill has been a discussion for quite some time now. Last year, the Women On 20s Campaign expressed that America needed the face of a woman on its currency. The organization created an online poll featuring 15 iconic American women including Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt and Susan B. Anthony to find out who deserved this honor the most. Ultimately, abolitionist Harriet Tubman won the poll. She is best known for her work with the Underground Railroad that helped slaves escape captivity, and for her tireless work to help promote women's suffrage. 

The campaign petitioned the federal government to have her replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. And today, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to announce plans of making this happen. According to Politico, changes will also be made to the $5 bill to depict other civil rights era leaders. And it's about darn time.

People are reacting positively to this progressive move, proving that it is a great time for women in this country. Well done America!