Happy Women’s Equality Day! Women were finally given the right to vote by the 19th Amendment on August 26, 1920. So this day celebrates that event.
Although there are more improvements to be made for women’s equality, every step along the way is significant. Women’s equality should also encompass every race and religion. It is important to see everyone represented.
Earlier this year, the United States Mint and Treasury revealed the American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin, featuring Lady Liberty. However, unlike previous reiterations of Lady Liberty, this coin depicted her as a black woman.
By: Zeila Edrial
On the new coin, Lady Liberty wore her natural hair in twists. Her hair was adored with a crown of stars.
The United States Mint Twitter revealed that the black Lady Liberty coin was just the first of a new series.
New coins were planned to be released every two years. Future coins will depict Lady Liberty as Hispanic-American, Indian-American, and Asian-American. The series was meant to reflect the diversity in the United States.
Additionally, there was an announcement last year that Harriet Tubman will be replacing former President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. This new design was planned to be revealed by 2020.
All these new changes are important to Women’s Equality. A majority of the faces on U.S. currency have typically been white males. But now not only can we look forward to more women on our currency, but women of color! Since the United States has become more diversified, it only makes sense for these changes to reflect the makeup of the country.
It is empowering for women to see someone who looks like them on the United States currency. It is another step towards representation and Women’s Equality. What are your thoughts on the new coin?
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