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African-American, Harriet Tubman Becomes First Woman On US $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American on the face of U.S. paper currency, and the first woman in more than a century, when she replaces former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill

Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who became a mainstay of the Underground Railroad, is the new face of the $20 bill, according to the Treasury Department.

Tubman is bumping incumbent Andrew Jackson off the currency .The $5 bill is also expected to change and include other civil rights leaders.Politico reports..

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Harriet Tubman

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton hailed the change, tweeting

“A woman, a leader, and a freedom fighter,. “I can’t think of a better choice for the $20 bill than Harriet Tubman.”

Tubman becomes the first woman to appear on U.S. paper currency in a century, following President Washington’s wife Martha — who was featured on a $1 silver certificate.

The official announcement will come later Wednesday, but the change in bills was already generating huge cheers.

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