The US Treasury will be producing new bills for 2020. There will be new $20, $10 and $5 bills. The new dollar bills celebrate and recognize our nation’s history. Activists for women’s rights and the civil rights movement will be among the new images on the bills.
“They have made a historical mark on America and should be appreciated and acknowledged for their accomplishments,” said senior Dianne Vasquez.
“The reverse of the new $5 will highlight the historic events that occurred at the Lincoln Memorial and will include images of Marian Anderson, Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr. The front of the new $5 will retain President Lincoln’s portrait,” explains modernmoney.treasury.gov.
“I think that’s great. He made such a movement that inspired others to conquer their dreams and hopes,” said senior Vasquez, referring to Martin Luther King.
World renowned opera singer Marian Anderson helped with the enrichment of civil rights in 1939, by performing at the Lincoln Memorial during a time when concert halls were still segregated. She sang in front of 75,000 people with the help of First Lady Eleonor Roosevelt.
The front of the new $20 will feature the portrait of Harriet Tubman, whose life was dedicated to fighting for liberty, according to modernmoney.treasury.gov.
Tubman was born into slavery and after escaping became a part of the Underground Railroad, helping slaves escape to freedom. During the Civil War, she and worked as a nurse, cook, and gathered intelligence as a scout. Tubman also supported women’s suffrage and was active in organizations.
“The reverse of the $10 will honor the heroes of the women’s suffrage movement and depict the March of 1913, a march for women’s suffrage,” explains modernmoney.treasury.gov.
The new $10 notes will honor Sojouner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott and Alice Paul. All these women contributed to the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920.
“It’s something new and important because they did so much,” said junior Monica Hernandez.