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The Former Slave Who Replaced The President

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Secretary of treasury Jack Lew has just announced that Harriet Tubman, the civil rights activist will be featured on the new 20 dollar bill. Not only will she be the first woman on this bill in over 100 years, but she will also be the first black person ever to be featured on this bill.

Ironically, she will be replacing Andrew Jackson, the highly controversial president and notable slave owner. The woman who escaped slavery and helped many slaves escape the South during the Civil War will finally get the recognition she deserves. The US Treasury is expected to make the announcement on Wednesday, April 20.

It has previously been announced that a montage of women involved in the American suffrage movement — Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul — will be on the back of the $10.

The back of the $5 bill will also be redesigned to include opera singer Marian Anderson, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, with President Abraham Lincoln still depicted on the front.

Buh Bye Andrew Jackson

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