US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will reportedly announce on Wednesday the decision to replace the image of former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with an image of Harriet Tubman.
Politico reports Lew will also announce that the image of Alexander Hamilton will remain on the $10 bill, but that the back of that bill will feature members of the suffragist movement. Last month, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the Broadway musical Hamilton, met with Lew to discuss keeping the former president on the $10 bill.
The movement to replace Jackson’s image with Tubman’s image started with the “Women on 20’s” group, which advocated featuring a woman on the $20 bill because of Jackson’s controversial support of the Indian Removal Act.
This is a breaking news post. We will update once the announcement is made.