Harriet Tubman, first African-American going to appear on the U.S. currency
By Anny Funke | April 21, 2016
Harriet Tubman is going to be the first African-American to appear on the U.S. paper currency. This woman who fought tooth and nail against slavery will also be the first woman on the currency in over a hundred years. She will be replacing the 7th U.S. President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.
Harriet Tubman between 1860 -1875 Photo credit; Library of Congress
Tubman will be at the center spot on the bill, while Jackson who was a slave owner, would move to the back, according to a statement by the U.S. Treasury on Wednesday. The redesign gives the Treasury “a chance to open the aperture to reflect more of America’s history,” Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said. Changes will be made to the the $5 and $10 dollar bills too, with the new $10 note to be added images of five female leaders of the women’s suffrage movement. Founding father A . . .