Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on the Face of the $20 Bill
(ABC News) – Harriet Tubman will become the new face of the $20 bill, replacing former President Andrew Jackson, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is set to announce today.
Alexander Hamilton will remain on the $10 bill, according to a Treasury Department spokesman.
The Obama administration had earlier announced plans to put a woman on the $10 bill but the renewed interest in Hamilton, the nation’s first treasury secretary, pushed the government to abandon that idea and instead target the $20 bill for a redesign.
Hamilton, who has been featured on the $10 bill since 1929, has recently risen in popularity due to the hit Broadway musical that bears his name.
Tubman, an African American, was a Civil War-era abolitionist.