The way working Americans (and rappers alike) view and talk about their money is set to change forever.

There have been rumors for years of proposed amendments and alterations as to who graces the faces of United States currency and it appears that reality is coming into fruition.

The Washington Post reports that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill in upcoming iterations of the legal tender. According to NPR, Jackson’s likeness will still remain on the back of the printed money.

At any rate, Tubman will become the first African-American to ever be bestowed the honor.

“Today, I’m excited to announce that for the first time in more than a century, the front of our currency will feature the portrait of a woman, Harriet Tubman, on the $20 note,” Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told reporters of the Associated Press during a conference call earlier today (April 20).

Best known as the Civil War hero who ushered slaves in the Southern states to freedom through the secret safe haven network known as the Underground Railroad, Tubman’s usurping of the nation’s seventh president Jackson on the $20 bill comes with a bit of irony: he was actually a slaveholder himself.

Tubman’s placement will precede several other women and civil rights leaders who will be implemented onto the new currency designs. Woman suffrage freedom fighter Susan B. Anthony currently has a dollar coin with her image that was printed between 1979–1981 and 1999.

It was previously announced that a woman’s likeness would be replacing U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill but then the Hip Hop-influenced Broadway play Hamilton begin to rake in several awards, including the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, revitalizing the popularity of the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
-HipHopDX