American TV personality Oprah Winfrey is super excited that the face of late abolitionist Harriet Tubman will grace the front of the $20 bill replacing the seventh US president, Andrew Jackson, in one of numerous changes to US dollar bills.
Oprah led a chant on Wednesday saying Harriet was her #1 choice because she was a huge figure in the abolitionist and women’s rights movements.
The billionaire TV personality was at the premiere of her OWN drama “Greenleaf” at the Tribeca Performing Arts Centre when she expressed her excitement at the development.
Tubman, known as the leader of the Underground Railroad – a network of anti-slavery activists, will become the first ever African-American on US paper money and the first woman to be depicted on the country’s currency in 100 years.
The portrait of Jackson, who was a slave owner, will be pushed to the back of the $20 bill currency.
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