Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday the decision to keep Alexander Hamilton front and center on the $10 bill and place Harriet Tubman on the front of the $20.
The decisions, first reported by Politico, came more than a month after Lin-Manuel Miranda, the star of the Broadway musical "Hamilton," spoke with Lew about keeping Hamilton on the $10 bill, and about a year after Women on 20s, a nonprofit, began a movement to replace former President Andrew Jackson with a woman on the $20.
Lew said in a Wednesday conference call that the new bills will be unveiled in 2020, in conjunction with the 19th Amendment's 100th anniversary. Tubman will replace Jackson on the front $20, while Jackson will move to the back. Meanwhile, the back of the $10 bill will honor the leaders of the women's suffrage movement — Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul.
"The decision to put Harriet Tubman on the new $20 was driven by thousands of responses we received from Americans young and old. I have been particularly struck by the many comments and reactions from children for whom Harriet Tubman is not just a historical figure, but a role model for leadership and participation in our democracy," he said.