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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is raising speculation that Harriet Tubman's future on the $20 bill could be in jeopardy.

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In a CNBC interview, Mnuchin on Thursday avoided a direct answer when asked whether he supported the decision made by the Obama administration to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Tubman, the 19th century African-American abolitionist who was a leader in the Underground Railroad.

Harriet Tubman grave site
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Harriet Tubman's upcoming debut on the $20 bill is just half the good news in the upstate New York town where the Underground Railroad conductor settled down and grew old.

A long-sought national historical park here honoring Tubman could be officially established as early as this summer. The move would give a boost to preservation efforts at her old home and church just as the former slave is poised to replace President Andrew Jackson as the face of the $20 bill.

A Massachusetts girl who wrote a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to put a woman on U.S. paper currency has gotten her wish.

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Wednesday that African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman will be featured on the front of the $20 bill.

Sofia turned 11 years old Wednesday. The Cambridge girl says it was the "greatest birthday present ever."

Lew called Sofia to wish her a happy birthday and congratulate her on the news. Sofia's last name wasn't provided.