Conversations I Wish I Had

Women on the Money

Yes, yes, yes. 🙂

Teacups and Tyrants-Adele Fasick looks at people, books, and history

The campaign to put a new face on the twenty dollar bill—replacing Andrew Jackson with a woman is growing fast. Gail Collins wrote a column about it in the N.Y. Times  not long ago and she gives us the link to the official campaign site The argument is that dead white men have monopolized U.S. currency ever since the country

Is this the face for the new $20 bill? Is this the face for the new $20 bill?

began issuing money and it’s time for a change. We see the familiar faces of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Andrew Jackson on the bills we use every day. Not a woman in sight!

In this, as in so many other ways, the United States is more conservative than many other countries. Britain, of course, has Elizabeth II on the currency as do many of the countries from the Commonwealth. But they don’t stop with the monarch…

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