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.
“‘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.