Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Harriet Tubman known as the “Moses of Her People” for leading slaves to freedom through the “Underground Railroad.” Tubman a former slave will be replacing Andrew Jackson, the seventh president and a former slave owner on the $20 bill. The U.S. Treasury originally expected to replace the $10 bill with a woman but that didn’t go well with others and received backlash.
According to CBS News, Hamilton would remain on the $10 bill. The production of the new $20 bill has not been announced and the new $10 will be unveiled in 2020 and circulation shortly after.
Jack Lew, Treasury Secretary is expected to make the announcement late Wednesday after markets close.