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Confirmed: Harriet Tubman To Appear on the $20 Bill


Harriet Tubman, who helped thousands of slaves run to freedom, will grace the $20 bill. Meanwhile, a group of women suffragettes will grace the back of the $10 bill --but there's controversy.

Talk about overdue social justice: It is only right for African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman to replace slave-owning President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

And that's exactly what's happening.

The major announcement that Harriet Tubman will be gracing the front of the $20 bill was announced by the Treasury Department today, theNew York Times reports.

A group of American suffragettes, who fought for women's rights to vote, is also due to appear on the back of the $10 bill, although it's not clear yet who the particular women will be.

There was immediate upset from women's rights groups that Alexander Hamilton would remain on the $10 bill, with some commentors calling it "a footnote". Treasure Secretary Jacob J. Lew had promised in the past that a woman would replace Hamilton. However, the ultimate decision to keep Hamilton is speculated to be due to the new craze surrounding him, induced by the insanely successful, eponymous Broadway play.

One woman at a time, we suppose...

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