Harriet Tubman

W&M Professors: Tubman $20 bills will expand image of U.S. history

W&M Professors: Tubman $20 bills will expand image of U.S. history

Cash will have a new face. Last week, the U.S. Treasury announced abolitionist Harriet Tubman would grace the front of the $20 bill in the coming decade.

Tubman will become the first African-American featured on U.S. currency and the first woman in more than 100 years.

"The decision to put Harriet Tubman on the new $20 was driven by thousands of responses we received from Americans young and old," U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said in an open letter posted to the department's website.

"I have been particularly struck by the many comments and reactions from children for whom Harriet Tubman is not just a historical figure, but a role model for...

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