Rosa Parks, the mother of the civil rights movement, could be the face of the nation’s new $20 bill.
She’s among the top four finalists in a grassroots voting campaign aimed at convincing the U.S. Treasury Department to put a woman on new $20 bills.
“There are so few reminders in our everyday lives of great women who’ve contributed to the shaping of our nation,” said Susan Ades Stone, executive director of the nonprofit movement called, Women on 20s. “It’s time to correct that and putting a woman on a $20 is like having a little pocket monument.”
The group plans to present results of final balloting to the U.S. Department of Treasury to encourage the department to issue new 20s with a woman’s face in 2020 to mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote.