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Harriet Tubman to be African-American face on $20 bill

Harriet Tubman to be African-American face on $20 bill

Maryland's own Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American to be pictured on the face of U.S. paper currency, and the first woman to receive this honor in more than 125 years.

Jacob J. Lew, secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, announced Wednesday that the picture of the famous abolitionist would grace the $20 bill. That bill — along with redesigned $10 and $5 bills and a new tactile feature aimed at helping visually impaired people — will be unveiled in 2020 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the year women received the right to vote. The newly configured bills will showcase other historic figures such as Susan B. Anthony and the Rev. Martin Luther...