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Woman to Be on U.S. Currency in 2020

US_$10_Series_2003_obverseTimes they are a changin’ so move over Alexander Hamilton the $10 bill will be changing too:

On Wednesday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said a woman will be featured on a redesigned $10 bill in 2020 — the 100th anniversary of the Constitution’s 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Women’s suffrage is well worth celebrating. The push for women to vote was a hard struggle and certainly an historic accomplishment. To honor this legendary anniversary, the treasury department will turn to … social media:

The department will launch a website, and is asking for input over social media with the hashtag #TheNew10.

What’s his criteria? Lew wants the next generation of U.S. currency to underscore the theme of American democracy. The portrait must also — by law — be of someone who is no longer living.

With all the hints given the choices are somewhat narrowed. We need a dead women that is viewed as a leader. Here’s a list of leaders of the Women’s suffrage movement as some possible candidates:

Jane Addams
Susan Brownell Anthony
Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont
Alice Stone Blackwell
Harriot Stanton Blatch
Amelia Jenks Bloomer
Inez Milholland Boissevain
Olympia Brown
Lucy Burns
Nannie Helen Burroughs
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Carrie Chapman Catt
Laura Clay
Abigail Scott Duniway
Crystal Eastman
Matilda Joslyn Gage
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Kate M. Gordon
Sarah Moore Grimke
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Louisine Elder Havemeyer
Mary Garret Hay
Isabella Beecher Hooker
Julia Ward Howe
Florence Kelley
Daisy Elizabeth Adams Lampkin

 

Miriam Folline Leslie
Belva Ann Bennett McNall Lockwood
Anne Henrietta Martin
Katherine Dexter McCormick
Catherine Gouger Waugh McCulloch
Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack Morris
Lucretia Coffin Mott
Maud Wood Park
Alice Stokes Paul
Jeanette Pickering Rankin
Ernestine Louise Siismondi Potowski Rose
Rose Schneiderman
Caroline Maria Seymour Severance
Anna Howard Shaw
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Lucy Stone
Mary Eliza Church Terrell
Sojourner Truth
Harriet Taylor Upton
Mabel Vernon
Angelina Grimke Weld
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett
Sue Shelton White
Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard
Victoria Claflin Woodhull
Maud Younger

So get your twitter, facebook, instagram and whatever else accounts ready for #TheNew10.

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Rich Mitchell

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