#TheNew10 – Dollar Dollar Bill Ya’ll
By Lucy Willatt on Friday, June 19, 2015
The US Treasury has announced that it will put a woman on its $10 bills, to mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.
The three front runners so far are: Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the wartime president Franklin D. Roosevelt, diplomat and activist; Rosa Parks, the black woman whose refusal to give up a whites only seat on a bus sparked the civil rights movement of the 1950s; and Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to serve as chief of the Cherokee Nation.
Americans can submit suggestions through the website www.thenew10.treasury.gov and can propose who should be chosen, and which symbols of democracy should be included in the redesigned bill. Comments can also be submitted on Twitter using the hashtag #TheNew10.
The redesign of the $10 bill is the first since 2006. A change in portraits on the bills is rare.