After years of debate Harriet Tubman will officially replace Andrew Jackson on $20 bill. Making this first African American freedom fighter to be featured on American currency. According to Biography.com, The announcement came after the Treasury Department received a groundswell of public comments, following Women on 20s’ campaign calling for a notable American woman to appear on U.S. currency. “Secretary Lew’s choice of the freed slave and freedom fighter Harriet Tubman to one day feature on the $20 note is an exciting one, especially given that she emerged as the choice of more than half a million voters in our online poll last Spring,” Women on 20s stated on its website. “Not only did she devote her life to racial equality, she fought for women’s rights alongside the nation’s leading suffragists.”
This a huge milestone for the women race and the African American community as a whole, because Harriet Tubman was a significant freedom fighter in American history. She was an Abolitionist, freedom fighter, and an armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American civil war. She was the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war, she guided the raid at Combahee Ferry, which liberated more than 700 slaves.
— NAACP (@NAACP) April 20, 2016
— GirlTrek (@GirlTrek) March 12, 2016
— Women On 20s (@WomenOn20s) April 21, 2016