This image provided by the Library of Congress shows Harriet Tubman, between 1860 and 1875.
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Biden administration looking to ‘speed up’ release of $20 bills featuring Harriet Tubman

During a Monday press conference, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the Biden administration will recommit to the process of placing an image of American abolitionist and political activist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing former president Andrew Jackson.

The move was first initiated by Barack Obama during his time as president but the initiative was met with frequent delays by the Trump administration.

Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and political activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, including family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.

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