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Obama Admin. picks Harriet Tubman to be on $20 bill. Let’s just say not all Americans were THRILLED

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On Wednesday the Obama administration announced that the Treasury Department will replace the image of Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill with that of Harriet Tubman.

NPR reported that Jackson will be placed on the back of the $20 bill.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced there’ll be changes to other bills as well, but replacing Jackson, who has graced the front of the $20 for 154 years, with the black abolitionist who’d helped free hundreds of slaves through the underground railroad, was the big news.

To say reaction was mixed would be an understatement. There were these:

But there were also plenty of these:

And some had come up with other suggestions:

And the naysayers got a bit of rebuking as well:

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