Meet The New Faces Of American Currency

The $5, $10, and $20 bills got some major upgrades, and it's big news for women, and civil rights too! 
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 Front of $20 bill

Harriet Tubman
Was an abolitionist, humanitarian, and a Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and made it her mission to rescue other slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. In the post-war era, she was an active participant in the struggle for women's suffrage.

(from left) 

Sojourner Truth
A born slave who changed her name to Sojourner Truth after she walked off an upstate farm in 1826 with her infant daughter. She fought for abolition, women’s suffrage and prison reform.

Lucretia Mott
A Quaker who devoted herself to abolitionist and women’s causes. She played a key role in organizing the Seneca Falls convention and producing the “Declaration of Sentiments” that called for women’s equality.

Susan B. Anthony
Led several women’s groups and suffrage organizations and played a central role in pressing for what would become the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.

Alice Paul
Founded the National Women’s Party in 1916. She organized protests for suffrage in front of the White House, many of them resulting in beatings by the police. Her efforts led to the 19th Amendment.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement.


(from left)

Eleanor Roosevelt
Was the First Lady from 1933-1945. She held the first news conference by a First Lady and was a very outspoken activist. She was named a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly in 1945 and traveled the world as a human rights advocate, lecturer and writer until her death in 1962.

Marian Anderson
One of the most celebrated singers of the 20th century.  In 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) refused to allow her to perform at Constitution Hall because of a “white artists only” clause. Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the D.A.R. in protest and asked the Interior Department to find a place for Marian to perform. The result was an Easter concert at the Lincoln Memorial that drew 75,000 people, with millions more tuning in on the radio.

Martin Luther King Jr.
Was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Did so many incredible things including leading the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, helping to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, organizing the 1963 nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama and the March On Washington, where he delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech to 250,000 people.

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