Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Statue May Come to Capitol
Maryland wants to add abolitionist to the halls of Congress

Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen is working to place a statue of Harriet Tubman in the Capitol (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The state of Maryland is moving closer to having a statue of abolitionist Harriet Tubman built for display in the United States Capitol.

The state’s junior senator, Democrat Chris Van Hollen, said at a recent hearing that his staff has been working with the Architect of the Capitol to plan for the creation and donation of the sculpture.

Harriet Tubman Reshuffles the Deck
Choice of abolitionist on the $20 bill tests Jacksonian loyalists

Did the Pulitzer help? Alexander Hamilton stays on the $10 bill, but Andrew Jackson is toast on the $20. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sometime in the future, someone looking to sell information in a crime movie will say, "I only speak to Harriet Tubman." And then that someone will be slipped a $20 bill.  

The Treasury Department's announcement on Wednesday that Andrew Jackson was coming off the front of the $20 bill and the black abolitionist was replacing him has been met for the most part with positive reactions.  

Alexander Hamilton Gets Reprieve, Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill
Hero of the Underground Railroad to replace Andrew Jackson after outcry

Hamilton College mascot "Alex," aka Alexander Hamilton, poses on the House steps holding a sign to save Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill in September. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Alexander Hamilton's place on the $10 bill appears to be safe, but President Andrew Jackson will lose his spot on the front of the $20 bill to Harriet Tubman, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced Wednesday.  

The decision provoked sheer delight among both Hamilton fans and advocates for a woman's face on U.S. currency.