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For many, Harriet Tubman should be face of new $10 bill

For many, Harriet Tubman should be face of new $10 bill

With U.S. Treasury officials committing to a putting a woman on a redesigned $10 bill, a front-runner for that numismatic honor appears to be Maryland's own Harriet Tubman. The woman who was born into slavery on an Eastern Shore plantation and became the most renowned of the Underground Railroad leaders has already won an online "election" for the female face that voters wanted to see on a bill. And she is certainly having a moment: A national monument and park in her name are scheduled to open on the Eastern Shore, and an HBO miniseries starring Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis is in the works. "She carries a lot of historic weight," said Kate Clifford Larson,...

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