Monday, April 25, 2016

Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill

By Alexandra Vollman, INSIGHT Into Diversity

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Wednesday that former President Andrew Jackson, who was a slaveholder, will be replaced on the $20 bill by abolitionist Harriet Tubman, an African American woman who helped hundreds of slaves to freedom during the mid-1800s. She will be the second woman and the first African American to be featured on U.S. paper currency.

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