On Wednesday, the Treasury Department announced that Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the $20. Right as the news broke, The Atlantic's Yoni Appelbaum tweeted out a story that makes this development especially poignant.
Tubman once demanded $20—close to $1,000 in today's cash—to secure the freedom of her parents. She asked a prominent abolitionist for the money, and when he refused, she staged a sit in.
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