Tubman replacing Jackson on the $20 a deeply symbolic move

The choice to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill is being praised for its symbolism. Many say it’s a powerful change that a slave-owning president who forced Native Americans from their lands is being succeeded by an African-American abolitionist who risked her life to free others.

It comes on the heels of other, often emotional debates about the symbols we choose to honor, like the one over removing the Confederate flag and statues from public life in many places in the South.

Not everyone wants to see Jackson moved. They celebrate him for his role as general during the War of 1812 and for his life as a self-made, everyday man who reached the pinnacle of power.

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