Abolitionist Harriet Tubman will appear on the front of the U.S.$20 bill, replacing former President Andrew Jackson and becomingthe first woman and first minority featured on U.S. paper currencyin modern times, the Treasury Department said, in a design overhaulthat will leave Alexander Hamilton on the $10 note.

The move is the latest chapter in a 10-month controversy thaterupted after Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew tried to addressgender imbalance on U.S. currency notes. He opened up the selectionprocess to the public just as the current face on the $10 bill wasenjoying a resurgence in notoriety, and outrage ensued.

“It's a decision that reflects a good deal of listening,” Lewtold reporters in Washington on Wednesday. “Harriet Tubman struck achord in all parts of the country.”

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