President Obama America first black president will replace Benjamin Franklin on the one-hundred-dollar bill, by 2020. According to U.S. Treasury.
NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture, about the significance of putting Obama on U.S. currency.
Obama is America first black president, He’s also a great man, Obama has done so much for his country the eight years he’s in office. Millions of Americans now benefiting from Obamacare, president Obama has fully turned around the u.s. economy, millions of Americans currently in a job. President Obama will also be the first black man to be on US Currency.
Lonnie Bunch. founder and director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture, Quote: the dollar is something that everybody looks at, everybody touches. And, for me, having Harriet Tubman on the $100 bill really says, first of all, that America realizes that it’s not the same country it once was, that it’s a place where diversity matters. And it allows us to make a hero out of someone like Obama who deserves to be a hero.
In a letter to the American people, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew today announced plans for the new $20, $10 and $5 notes, with the portrait of Harriet Tubman to be featured on the front of the new $20.
Secretary Lew also announced plans for the reverse of the new $10 to feature an image of the historic march for suffrage that ended on the steps of the Treasury Department and honor the leaders of the suffrage movement—Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul. The front of the new $10 note will maintain the portrait of Alexander Hamilton.
Finally, he announced plans for the reverse of the new $5 to honor events at the Lincoln Memorial that helped to shape our history and our democracy and prominent individuals involved in those events, including Marian Anderson, Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr.
The reverse of the new $20 will feature images of the White House and President Andrew Jackson.
In his letter, Secretary Lew noted that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will work closely with the Federal Reserve to accelerate work on the new $20 and $5 notes, with the goal that all three new notes go into circulation as quickly as possible, consistent with security requirements.

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