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A Brief History Of The Push For Harriet Tubman On The $20

The Biden administration aims to fast-track the process.

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In 2016, during President Obama's second term, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced an initiative to put nineteenth-century abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing a portrait of President Andrew Jackson.

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Initial designs for the new bill were completed in 2016, and feature Tubman smiling softly, wearing a collared coat and white scarf. A statue of Jackson would be depicted on the back of the bill.