SIGStory #10

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Our New $10 Bill

The Treasury Department announced on Wednesday that women and civil rights leaders will be incorporated into the new designs for the $5, $10 and $20 bills. Lucretia Mott will be one of 5 women whose face will be incorporated into the design of the back of the $10 dollar bill.

In 2012, I adopted the portrait of Lucretia Mott on display at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.  Mott, abolitionist, suffragette and founder of Swarthmore College, established the Village of La Mott in Montgomery County PA where she donated the land and built homes for slaves escaping from the South through the Underground Railroad. La Mott is located in the former 154th Legislative District, where in my youth I was a candidate for the State Legislature.

In January 2016, I adopted the portrait of  Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the first Secretary of the Treasury.  His image graces the front of the $10 bill.

Now the names and faces of  Hamilton and Mott will be linked for decades to come.

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