Harriet Tubman 20 bill

Harriet Tubman to be first African-American on U.S. currency

Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American to be featured on the face of U.S. paper currency when she replaces President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, the U.S. Treasury Department announced on Wednesday.

She will also be the first woman on U.S. paper currency in more than a century.

The redesigned $20 bill will move Jackson to the back of the bill alongside an image of the White House, Treasury officials said.

A new $10 bill will keep founding father Alexander Hamilton on the front, while adding images of five women, all . . .

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