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Harriet Tubman 'to replace' President Jackson on $20 bill

NEW MONEY: Sources claim Harriet Tubman will replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill

ICONIC CIVIL Rights figure Harriet Tubman is reportedly set to replace President Andrew Jackson on the American $20 bill, it has been reported.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce a decision replace former Jackson on the note, sources told Politico.

Tubman was the winner of a 10-week poll conducted by the nonprofit group Women On 20s last year May, which sought to replace former President Andrew Jackson with a woman on a $20 bill.

Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave, abolitionist and "conductor" on the so-called Underground Railroad that helped slaves escape to freedom during the 1850s, was the overwhelming choice to replace Jackson on the $20 note, the online poll showed yesterday (May 12).

Tubman received 33.6 percent of the 352,431 votes cast in the final round of the poll, followed by former First Lady and UN ambassador Eleanor Roosevelt, civil rights hero Rosa Parks, Reuters reported.

It is expected that Lew will also announce that it plans to change the $5 bill to reflect other Civil Rights leaders.

Lew's decision comes after he announced last summer that he was considering replacing one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill with a woman.

The announcement drew criticism from fans of Hamilton, who helped create the Treasury Department and the modern American financial system.

They immediately suggested Hamilton take Jackson off the $20 bill given the former president's role in moving native Americans off their land.

Jackson may remain on the $20 bill in some capacity but details remain unconfirmed.

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