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Anti Slavery Crusader Harriet Tubman to be first African-American on US Dollar

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  • USD: $
  • Official Currency of the United States and its insular territories
  • Federal Reserve Note and equivalent to 100 cents

Insular Territories: 13, Three in the Caribbean (Navassa Island, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands) and ten in the Pacific (American Samoa, Baker Island, Guam, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Atoll, the Northern Mariana Islands and Wake Atoll)Anti Slavery Crusader Harriet Tubman to be first African-American on US Dollar

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About Harriet Tubman:

Born: In 1822

  • She was an American abolitionist, Humanitarian and armed scout & spy of the United States Army during the American Civil war.
  • She escaped and save about seventy enslaved families and friends under thirteen missions.

Harriet Tubman replaces Andrew Jackson

  • US Paper Currency will bear the prestigious Anti-Slavery crusader Harriet Tubman who is African-American and the first woman in History. She replaces former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 currency
  • Tubman who born in 1820 and helped hundreds of slaves and take the centre spot on the currency whereas Jackson, a slave owner would print to the back explained by US Treasury Department.

Changes in $5 and $10 by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

Redesign ensures the Treasury “a chance to open the aperture to reflect more of America’s History”

  • $10 bill will include pictures of five female leaders of the women’s suffrage movement, including Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, to the back, while keeping founding father Alexander Hamilton on the front.
  • The backside of currency $5 will display former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and Former President Abraham Lincoln will remain on the front.
  • Treasury Secretary decided that new Currencies should be Printed and circulated by 2020.


When Treasury scheduled the plans in June to display a woman on the $10 currency, promptly partly by young girl’s letter to the President that criticized that lack of woman on US currency and Social Media Campaign “Women on 20s”.