Harriet Tubman to Bump Andrew Jackson From $20, Alexander Hamilton to Stay on $10

Treasury Department expected to announce changes to the backs of the $10 and the $5 bills as well

Last Updated: April 20, 2016 @ 10:10 AM

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman will grace the face of the $20 bill, the first time a woman will be pictured on U.S. paper currency.

Politico reported that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce the changes later on Wednesday.

In addition to Tubman replacing Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill, changes to the backs of some bills will also be implemented.

Leaders of the movement to give women the right to vote will grace the back of the $10 bill, while the back of the $5 bill (fronted by Abraham Lincoln) will depict female leaders of the civil rights era.

The changes are expected to be made by 2020.

Last summer, Lew announced that a woman would most likely replace Hamilton on the $10 bill, but the success of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” which won a Pulitzer Prize for best drama on Monday, unexpectedly created a fan base for the founding father who served as the first Treasury secretary..

Many — including Miranda himself — have demanded that Hamilton stay exactly where he is on American currency.

There had also been talk that Lew considered adding a collection of historical female figures to the back of the $10 bill, but that idea was apparently scuttled in favor of replacing Jackson on the $20 bill with Tubman, an African-American abolitionist and Union spy during the Civil War.