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This is what it looked like on Twitter when Harriet Tubman was announced as the new face of the $20 bill

At 8:54 this morning, no one on Twitter was talking about legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman. And then, a minute later, the chatter started and began to quickly snowball amid reports that the Treasury Department had decided to put her visage on the $20 bill. By 9:58, 2,000 tweets a minute were discussing Tubman. The American … Continue reading “This is what it looked like on Twitter when Harriet Tubman was announced as the new face of the $20 bill”

At 8:54 this morning, no one on Twitter was talking about legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman. And then, a minute later, the chatter started and began to quickly snowball amid reports that the Treasury Department had decided to put her visage on the $20 bill. By 9:58, 2,000 tweets a minute were discussing Tubman. The American heroine became the viral sensation of the day, totaling 400,000 tweets. Here’s a look at the activity, via Twitter data: 

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