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Hamilton 10 Dollar Bill

Hamiltonian’s, we won!

#Womenon20s movement, congrats! We won too!

Those still fiercely opposed to Andrew Jackson’s presence on the $20, you too have come out victorious!

In case you haven’t guessed already, today the US Treasury officially announced that Alexander Hamilton will remain on the $10, and that a woman will replace Jackson on the $20.

The change came after a strong reaction to their announcement last year that Hamilton would be removed from the $10 and be replaced by a woman. Those of us who are both feminists and fans of Hamilton experienced a wide range of conflicting emotions, then voiced our opinions

Nearly a year later, it seems we were heard.

The other big announcement, the lucky lady who will be replacing Jackson is none other than Harriett Tubman. It’s a truly brilliant choice considering Jackson was himself a slaveowner. 

Believe it or not, some have taken issue with this choice, and not in the way you might think. But that’s a topic for another day. For now let’s relish our victory. Congrats to all of today’s victors!


More on the Story: Washington Post

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. originalomc says:

    a little bit of make everyone happy – Andrew goes to the back of the $20, we get a minority and a woman on the front – I applaud the choice but snicker at the process – in other news, Alexander is gloating…

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