Get out of the way, Andrew Jackson! Harriet Tubman is reportedly going to be the new face of on the U.S. twenty dollar bill.
According to a report, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce the former slave-turned-abolitionist hero will replace the seventh president on the front of the bill. Lew will also reportedly announce that Alexander Hamilton will stay on the front of the ten dollar bill.
Politico was the first to break the news and other media outlets soon confirmed. The change (and Hamilton reprieve) are actually part of a larger shake up to American currency that reportedly includes adding women suffragette leaders to the back of the ten dollar bill as well as civil rights leaders onto the five dollar bill.
The move shouldn't be that surprising. Tubman won an online poll last year of possible women candidates to replace Jackson on the twenty. So far the reactions have been fairly positive with most people taking to social media to voice their support and make the case for why Tubman deserves to be on U.S. currency.
Here are just some of the best reasons we could find being made on twitter.
People may groan about Black History Month, but seeing Harriet Tubman every day forces America to at least remember American slavery.
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) April 20, 2016
Harriet Tubman on currency = Genius. It represents an important part of who "we" are. #Americans @WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/tIO9OSbVHU — Drumlaw80 (@Drumlaw80) April 20, 2016
In case you thought history couldn't be poetic: Harriet Tubman once staged a hunger strike to get $20 to bring her parents to freedom — Charlotte Alter (@CharlotteAlter) April 20, 2016
Every time I'll go pull out the $20 bill and I see Harriet Tubman's face judging me, I'll think twice about my purchase. This is good. — Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) April 20, 2016
I still remember my 3rd grade teacher reading Harriet Tubman's biography to us and thinking it was the greatest story I'd ever heard. — Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) April 20, 2016
Harriet Tubman movie 1: Early life/escape from slavery Movie 2: Underground Railroad Movie 3: Union Spy — devin faraci (@devincf) April 20, 2016
Harriet Tubman set to boot genocidal madman Andrew Jackson off front of the $20 bill. This is all kinds of awesome. https://t.co/7HdxGwRzV7 — Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC) April 20, 2016
Heroic, liberating Black woman replacing a racist mass murderer? Yes please! Harriet Tubman Replacing Jackson on $20 https://t.co/q1XCGSYCLQ — Mitchell Plitnick (@MJPlitnick) April 20, 2016