The United States Mint has unveiled a $100 gold coin featuring an African-American woman as the face of Lady Liberty for the first time in the history of U.S. currency.
The 24-karat gold coin, which marks the Mint’s 225th anniversary, was debuted on Thursday in the Department of the Treasury’s Cash Room in Washington, D.C.
It is the first in a series of gold coins featuring Lady Liberty, which has been used on American coinage since the late 1790s, as an ethnic woman, Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson said in a statement.
Hillary Clinton became the first-ever woman nominated by a major party for the United States presidency. Clinton did not win the election but she won the popular vote.
She did not break the ultimate glass ceiling but Hillary Clinton can be proud of her lifetime list of accomplishments and advocacy during the course of her civil service career. We can be proud that she was the first ever woman nominated by a major party.
There is talk that (New York) Governor Andrew Cuomo might run for President. If that happens, I hope Hillary Clinton runs for Governor of our great state.
The Suffragettes 21st Century movement goes on and the fight for women’s equality continues at the ballot box and beyond.
My last word here. “Every Vote Counts” See You at the Ballot Box.
United States History Notes
Victoria Woodhull Martin (September 23, 1838 – June 9, 1927), was an American leader of the woman’s suffrage movement. In 1872, Woodhull was the first female candidate for President of the United States.
Rep. Shirley Chisholm, (NY) was the first African-American to run for the Democratic nomination but not the first African-American to run for President.