- Harriet Tubman will be the face of the new $20 bill
- Donna Brazile explains why it's appropriate to honor a woman who was instrumental in the causes of fighting slavery and getting women the right to vote.
Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and a Democratic strategist, is vice chairwoman for voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee. A nationally syndicated columnist, she is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and author of "Cooking With Grease: Stirring the Pots in America." The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)On Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced several important and historic changes in the design of U.S. currency. Among them is a plan to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with the famed abolitionist and former slave Harriet Tubman.