Earlier today, we reported that Harriet Tubman was replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Now, the Treasury Department has announced yet another overhaul, and this time they’re coming after the $5 bill.
According to The Washington Examiner, both Martin Luther King Jr. and Eleanor Roosevelt will be added to the back of the $5 bill along with opera singer Marian Anderson. Each of them will be depicted in historical moments that took place at the Lincoln Memorial.
King will be shown giving his 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech while Anderson will be depicted performing there in 1939, when concert halls were still segregated and she was banned from singing in Constitution Hall. She was supported in performing at the memorial by Eleanor Roosevelt.
Abraham Lincoln has been on both the front and the back of the $5 since 1929, and the basic layout of it has never changed since then.
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