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Tubman on the 20, Suffragettes on the 10




Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce Wednesday that Harriet Tubman will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, Politico and Bloomberg reported.

Lew is also expected to announce that leaders of the movement to give women the right to vote will be on the back of the $10 bill. Alexander Hamilton will remain the face of that bill.

Even leaving aside the other problems with Jackson, the idea of him and not Hamilton being on paper currency was bizarre. It’s also appropriate to have Tubman on the much more widely-circulated $20.

I will leave the final word to The Onion:

“I’ll be honest: When Lin-Manuel Miranda told me he had a plan to get Harriet Tubman onto the $20 bill, I thought he was nuts.”

…OK, I’ll give the final-final word to Dara Lind.

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