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Ava DuVernay, Shonda Rhimes, Hillary Clinton Celebrate Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman is set to become the new face of the $20 bill.

The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that Tubman, a prominent African-American abolitionist who led hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad, will replace Andrew Jackson on the currency.

Alexander Hamilton will remain on the $10 bill likely partly thanks to the popularity of the now-Pulitzer-winning Broadway musical “Hamilton,” starring Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Hollywood A-listers and the Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, praised the Treasury’s decision on Twitter.

“We got a $20 Freedom Mama Without the Drama of messing with the $10 Founding Father Without a Father,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder” creator Shonda Rhimes tweeted, making a reference to the Broadway musical.

Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Well done, National Treasury. Well, well done,” “Orange Is the New Black” star Uzo Aduba said.

“‘And I prayed to God to make me strong. And able to fight. And that’s what I’ve always prayed for ever since.'” #HarrietTubman 1865, director Ava DuVernay tweeted, quoting the abolitionist.

“I’m doing my happy dance today! Harriet Tubman will be on the $20 dollar bill! If our ancestors could see us now!” Jurnee Smollett-Bell, star of WGN America’s Underground Railroad series “Underground,” said.

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

“I cannot think of an American hero more deserving of this honor than Harriet Tubman,” Sanders echoed Clinton’s sentiment.

“‘I’m not going til I get my $20’ — Harriet Tubman. Damn right,” “Blindspot” star John Hodgman said.

“Anybody that doesn’t like Harriet Tubman being on the new 20$ bill, you can give me all your 20s,” Carolina Panthers cornerback Brandon Boykin joked.

“In a few years guys complaining about Harriet Tubman getting put on the $20 bill will be stuffing Harriet Tubman $20s in my G-string,” comedian Rob Delaney wrote.

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