The New Yorker reports on a campaign to get a woman’s picture on a currency note.
And, according to the article, Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill is “low-hanging fruit.”
We’ve had women (Sacagawea and Susan B. Anthony) on coins before, but this would be a needed and worthy step to modernize our notes.
My own choice would be Maggie Walker (1867?-1934), born to a former African American slave, became the first woman bank president (of any race) in the United States, did amazing entrepreneurial work on economic development in her community.
For those who are interested, we used to issue a $100,000 note with Woodrow Wilson’s picture on it. Today the highest note we issue is $100, to make it harder for black market types to money launder. Want to know who’s on what? Go to: http://mistupid.com/currency/