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Woman to be featured on new $10 bill, Treasury says

Abrams Books/Library of Congress, via The New York Times

Move over Alexander Hamilton and make way for a lady friend. A redesigned $10 bill will feature a woman (and still include Hamilton), the Treasury Department announced Wednesday. Who that esteemed woman will be has not been decided yet, but she must be deceased and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew is looking for a woman “who was a champion for our inclusive democracy.” Before the year’s end, Lew plans to announce the woman that has been selected. The new note will be unveiled in 2020, but when it will go into circulation has not yet been determined. The year 2020 marks 100 years after women won the right to vote in America. Some are already speculating that Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist during the Civil War, could win the coveted spot. For its part, the Treasury Department is hoping people will spread the news and express what democracy means to them with the hashtag #TheNew10.

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