The Treasury Department made it official this afternoon: Harriet Tubman is replacing Andrew Jackson
on the front of the $20, and there are other bills getting big changes too.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced today
that in addition to Tubman, the $10 and $5 bills are getting makeovers. And don’t worry, Alexander Hamilton
isn’t going anywhere.
But the back will be changed to this:
The new $10 will honor the story and the heroes of the women’s suffrage movement against the backdrop of the Treasury building… The new $10 design will depict that historic march and honor Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul for their contributions to the suffrage movement.
And Abraham Lincoln
is staying on the $5, but events that took place at the Lincoln Memorial will now be featured on the back:
In 1939, at a time when Washington’s concert halls still segregated, world-renowned Opera singer Marian Anderson helped advance civil rights when, with the support of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, she performed at the Lincoln Memorial in front of 75,000 people. And in 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech at the same monument in front of hundreds of thousands. Honoring these figures will bring to life events at the Lincoln Memorial that helped to shape our history and our democracy.
The new bills are expected to come into circulation by 2020
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