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As the $20 bill gets a new face, Andrew Jackson's sins are recalled

As the $20 bill gets a new face, Andrew Jackson's sins are recalled

Tubman is in, Hamilton is saved and Jackson is banished to the back of the bill. That is the news from the United States Treasury, where it was announced on Wednesday that the face of a venerable and brave African-American woman will be the first to grace the front of the nation's paper currency.

Harriet Tubman, a slave who escaped from bondage and then devoted her life to freeing more of her brothers and sisters from the South's slave empire, will soon take center stage on the $20 bill. For years there has been a push to make room for someone besides famous white men on the money that passes through our hands every day. A weak attempt was made when suffragette Susan B. Anthony and,...

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