Thursday – 21 April 2016
Today is/should be “No Bad News Thursday,” although it’s doing its damnedest to try and fail at that.
You have one job, Thursday! ONE. JOB.
Despite its attempts to be difficult, the day is still proceeding fairly well.
A friend posted an item, via yourclassical.org, saying that Marian Anderson was going to be on the new US $5 bill.
With all of the hullabaloo given to Harriet Tubman on the face of the $20, I was somewhat skeptical. I decided to go to the source and validate this claim on the U.S. Treasury website.
Lo and behold, it is true!
Excerpted from the site:
- The New $20: The front of the new $20 will feature the portrait of Harriet Tubman, whose life was dedicated to fighting for liberty. The reverse of the new $20 will depict the White House and an image of President Andrew Jackson.
- The New $10: he new $10 will celebrate the history of the women’s suffrage movement, and feature images of Lucretia Mott,Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony,Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul, alongside the Treasury building. The front of the new $10 will retain the portrait of Alexander Hamilton.
- The New $5: The new $5 will honor historic events that occurred at the Lincoln Memorial in service of our democracy, and will feature Martin Luther King, Jr.,Marian Anderson, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The front of the new $5 will retain the portrait of President Lincoln.
Well done, Treasury. Well done.