If the government heeds the voice of the people, Harriet Tubman will be the first black woman to appear on American currency.
The Underground Railroad conductor is revered for guiding African slaves through a network of safe houses to freedom in the north.
The uncompromising abolitionist led some reluctant slaves to freedom at gunpoint when they got cold feet and wanted to return to the comforts of their slave quarters on the plantation in the south.
From NY Daily News:
A grassroots group that wants a woman on the $20 bill announced that abolitionist Harriet Tubman took the top spot in a poll that asked who should be pictured on the currency.
The organization Women on 20s started its campaign earlier this year. The group asked voters to decide which famous female it should nominate to replace the bill’s current face, former president Andrew Jackson.
Tubman edged out former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks in the 600,000-voter strong poll. The three finalists were selected in a primary poll meant to narrow down a list of 15 notable women.