Harriet Tubman has Deep New York Roots

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman who'll be the new face of the $20 dollar bill is often-associated with the Underground Railroad which has ties to WAVE Country

"You could argue that there were hundreds of Harriet Tubmans, but there was only one real Harriet Tubman in terms of the one who would ultimately receive the kind of acclaim and notoriety as she did".

"Our currency will now tell more of our story", a succinct and accurate description Treasury Secretary Jack Lew made as he announced the addition of Harriet Tubman, among other alterations, to USA currency.

There was some discussion about replacing the first-ever treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.

The reverse of a new $5 note will honor events held at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., including former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr., officials said.

On April 21, the US Treasury Department had tweeted: "The front of the new $20 will bear the portrait of Harriet Tubman, whose life was dedicated to fighting for liberty".

At the bottom of the letter, Sofia suggested a dozen names that could fit the bill, including Tubman's. "Most people won't think about looking at the back anyhow". For many, Tubman's contribution to America is no less notable than the nation's seventh president, Andrew Jackson, in light of slave labor being the very basis of the US economy.

The change from the $10 to $20 bill has won applause from women as the $20 bill is more widely circulated. "I used to say, I could feel the bones rattling from the earth of how she's feeling, because of how things happen to us as black people". A slave who escaped to freedom and then became a leader in the Underground Railroad, a network of abolitionists and sympathizers that spirited slaves to freedom. She "never lost a single passenger", Tubman said, according to americaslibrary.gov.

Donald Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, on the "Today Show" called Tubman "fantastic" but added he would "love to leave Andrew Jackson or see if we can maybe come up with another denomination".

Ohio Governor John Kasich said he approved putting Tubman's image on the $20 bill, saying she "changed the world" by acting to change injustice.

Tubman, who's best known for her work as an abolitionist, and a so-called conductor on the Underground Railroad, will replace President Andrew Jackson, a slave owner and anti-abolitionist, on the front of the $20.

But Jackson was uniquely suited to lose his spot on the currency because he also displayed appalling ignorance on monetary issues - the exact opposite of Hamilton.

Finally, with technology creating the need for less paper currency, 20 dollar bills and all other paper currency will likely be less relevant by the time Tubman's bill is in circulation.

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