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Harriet Tubman Is the New Face of the $20 Bill!

The yearlong attempt by the U.S. Treasury Department to select a woman whose face will appear on future American bills has ended. Harriet Tubman, the African American abolitionist and humanitarian who escaped from slavery and helped more than 300 slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad, will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of a new $20 bill. Alexander Hamilton will remain on the front of the $10 bill. New designs for $5 and $10 notes will also feature women.

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This great honor is a long time coming for women and minorities alike!

Tubman was also a devout Christian. Check out this awesome article about her faith:

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The announcement followed almost a year of heated public debate, shaped by social media and history. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke weighed in, stating that Tubman was an “excellent and deserving choice.”

The final concept designs of new $20, $10 and $5 bills are scheduled to be completed and unveiled by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Do you agree that Harriet Tubman is a great choice? In what ways does she inspire you?

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by martial_artist_for_Jesus on April 28, 2016 at 10:27

    To me, personally, it doesn’t really matter who’s on the face of money. Both Tubman and Jackson were important, amazing historical figures, and I think either way we ought to just honor their memories in general, with or without money involved. Money is just a worldly bartering good. I can think of more important issues to debate, honestly. We shouldn’t make such a huge deal of it.

  2. Smylinggirl

    Posted by Smylinggirl on April 22, 2016 at 16:17

    If this is simply a decision to be “inclusive” and “diverse”, I think it’s a terrible decision. I have nothing against Harriet Tubman, she was an incredible person who did fantastic things, but putting her on our money just to have a woman and a minority represented is – in my opinion – wrong. I hope that is not the reason they did it.

  3. mynameisrobin

    Posted by mynameisrobin on April 22, 2016 at 07:39

    I was so excited when I saw this! Harriet Tubman is a huge inspiration to me. She helped free my ancestors during the period of slavery, and she’s definitely worth researching if you want to know more facts and achievements that she accomplished in her lifetime. And now even after her death, she’s the first woman on US currency AND the first African-American on US currency. She’s absolutely amazing.