The US treasury department has announced African-American abolitionist, Harriet Tubman as the new face on US $20 bill. She , becomes the first woman to appear on the American paper currency in a century. President Washington’s wife Martha was once featured on a $1 silver certificate.

Tubman, a woman who escaped slavery only to risk her life by returning to the South to lead others to freedom on the Underground Railroad, replaces Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, on the American dollar.

A woman, a leader, and a freedom fighter,. “I can’t think of a better choice for the $20 bill than Harriet Tubman.” Presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton tweeted about the development.