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Bye-bye Andrew Jackson, hello Harriet Tubman

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is about to announce the switch to the abolitionist’s face on the $20 bill, sources tell Politico. Finally, there will be a woman’s face on a piece of paper U.S. currency! There was speculation for some time that the Treasury would find a woman to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill. That … Continue reading “Bye-bye Andrew Jackson, hello Harriet Tubman”

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is about to announce the switch to the abolitionist’s face on the $20 bill, sources tell Politico. Finally, there will be a woman’s face on a piece of paper U.S. currency! There was speculation for some time that the Treasury would find a woman to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill. That was called into question earlier this week, and now we know why. So Hamilton stays and Tubman joins the club.

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(Side note: the New Yorker‘s Amy Davidson must be smiling today. Last July she wrote an article plainly titled “Keep Hamilton on the Ten. Put Tubman on the Twenty.“)

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