Beyoncé was right. Girls really do run the world. Move over Andrew Jackson, it's Harriet's turn to shine bright on the front of the twenty dollar bill. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced plans today to keep Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill (thanks to the epic success of the Broadway musical) but to knock off Andrew Jackson from the front of the $20 bill in favor of Harriet Tubman.
The infamous civil rights activist, who lived from 1820 to 1913, escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. Not only did she return several times to rescue her family, she led hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Conductor Tubman gained fame and respect as she actively supported the Union during the Civil War and continued her liberation of slaves.
Supporters (a.k.a. women everywhere) of putting women on the front of our currency should definitely be celebrating today. Even Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Democrat from New Hampshire, tweeted: "If this is true, great news! Tubman on $20 is the right call. The redesign needs to happen as soon as possible. Women have waited long enough." This is a really big step for Washington - could this even foreshadow a female president come November? In any case, here are 5 more badass ladies we want on the front of our cash.