• African-American Abolitionist Becomes First Woman On US Currency

    African-American Abolitionist Becomes First Woman On US Currency

    Abolitionist Harriet Tubman will appear on front of the $20 bill, replacing former President Andrew Jackson and becoming the first woman featured on United States paper currency in modern times, a Treasury official said in deciding to leave Alexander Hamilton on the $10 note.

    The decision is the latest chapter in a 10-month-old controversy that erupted after Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew tried to address gender imbalance on US currency notes. He opened up the selection process to the public just […]