Harriet Tubman to appear on the new $20 bill

The U.S. Treasury has plans to replace Andrew Jackson with the woman abolitionist.

By Kelley Forrester, Larry King Now

The U.S. Treasury is expected to announce a design that features Harriet Tubman on the face of the new $20 bill. The African-American woman is best known for her role in aiding slaves escape through the Underground Railroad. The current face of the $20, Andrew Jackson, will be moved to the back of the bill. 

U.S. Treasury Secretary, Jacob Lew initially announced a plan to replace Alexander Hamilton with a woman on the $10 bill to honor the centennial of women's suffrage. The plans faced resistance after the Broadway musical, Hamilton, based on the founding father became popular. The Treasury decided to leave Hamilton on the bill but include a portrait to honor the leaders of the suffrage movement on the back side. 

Although the designs are only in the beginning stages, the Treasury Department hopes to release the design concept by 2020 - the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. 

According to CNN, the soonest we could see the new $20 in circulation is 2030 due to a long development process. As of right now, the validity of that claim is uncertain as a Treasury spokesman said the department is working to speed up the process and a release date is not yet set. 

Bills are regularly updated in order to prevent counterfeit, but it takes years for a new design to come to fruition. 

Derek Waters, the creator of Drunk History, tells Larry King how he got Octavia Spencer to play Harriet Tubman. 

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