Meet the Women to Appear on Redesigned US Currency

Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth are among those set to appear on redesigned versions of the $5, $10, and $20 bill.

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Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Susan B. Anthony are all figures who will appear on newly redesigned U.S. currency.
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Harriet Tubman was an American born into slavery, who escaped in 1849, and became a leading abolitionist. She was active as a 'conductor' in the Underground Railroad, which led slaves to freedom prior to the Civil War.

She died in 1913 and was buried with military honors. Tubman will appear on the front of the redesigned $20 bill.
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Lucretia Mott (1793 - 1880) helped organize the Seneca Falls convention and was a leader in the abolition and women's rights movements in the United States.

Mott will appear on the back of the newly redesigned $10 bill.
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Born Isabella Baumfree, Sojourner Truth (1797 – 1883), was born into slavery in New York. She gained freedom in 1826, and in 1843 changed her name to reflect her aim to speak up for justice. Well known for her 1851 address at the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio, Truth lobbied for abolition and women’s rights.

Truth will appear on the back of the newly redesigned $10 bill.
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Susan B. Anthony (1820 – 1906) was an advocate for abolition, temperance and helped lead the women's rights movement.

Anthony will appear on the back of the redesigned $10 bill.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 - 1902) was an abolitionist who also lobbied for women's rights in the United States. She helped organize the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848.

Stanton will appear on the back of the redesigned $10 bill.
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Alice Paul (1885 – 1977) was credited with helping introduce the British suffrage movement and its tactics, including hunger strikes, to the women's rights movement in the United States, and helped lobby for the 19th Amendment.

Paul will be appearing on the back of the redesigned $10 bill.
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Marian Anderson (1897 - 1993) was a world-renowned opera singer who broke barriers for civil rights. After the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to let her perform before an integrated audience, Anderson performed to a crowd of 75,000 and a national radio audience at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, with the help of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

Anderson will appear on the back of the redesigned $5 bill.
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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was an American humanitarian, Chair of the UN Human Rights Commission from 1947-1951, and U.S. representative at the General Assembly 1946. With the help of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, she helped singer Marian Anderson perform at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, at a time when African American entertainers were not allowed to perform at integrated venues.

Roosevelt will appear on the back of the redesigned $5 bill.

Editor's Note: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. also will appear on the rear of the redesigned $5 bill.
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