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Twenty-dollar bills could soon be known as “Tubmans” if a grass-roots campaign succeeds in persuading President Barack Obama to remove Andrew Jackson’s portrait from circulation on U.S. paper currency in favor of a famous woman in U.S. history.

Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave, abolitionist and “conductor” on the so-called Underground Railroad that helped slaves escape to freedom during the 1850s, was the overwhelming choice to replace Old Hickory on the $20 note, an online poll showed Tuesday.

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