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Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on $20 bill

Alexander Hamilton will remain on $10 bill

Photo by: Dave Bartkowiak Jr., ClickOnDetroit
Photo by: Dave Bartkowiak Jr., ClickOnDetroit

DETROIT – Some of your money is getting a makeover.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday the decision to keep Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill and place Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

Moreover, there will be some changes to the $5 bill that will feature civil rights era leaders.

Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist. She rescued approximately seventy enslaved families using the Underground Railroad. She died in 1913, at age 91.

The last woman on U.S. paper currency was Martha Washington, who was on the $1 Silver Certificate between 1891 and 1896.

Last year, there was a push in metro Detroit to get Rosa Parks on the $10 bill.


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