If you have no idea who Harriet Tubman is, you’re not alone

April 21, 2016 3:14 PM

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If you have no idea who Harriet Tubman is, you’re not alone

Yesterday, the Treasury announced that it was putting Harriet Tubman on the front of the $20 bill and booting Andrew Jackson to the back of it, prompting millions of Americans to turn to Google and ask: "Who is Harriet Tubman?"

Google reported that search interest in the 19th century abolitionist spiked 4,250 percent after the announcement, and that questions about Tubman — who she was, what she did, when was she born — were the top questions people were asking on that site yesterday.

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