The reverse of the $10 will honor the heroes of the women’s suffrage movement and depict the March of 1913, a march for women’s suffrage from the U.S. Capitol to the steps of the Treasury Department.
The Story of the New $10 – Women’s Suffrage
Treasury’s relationship with the suffrage movement dates to the Women’s Suffrage Parade of 1913 when thousands marched down Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to the Treasury Department in Washington, DC. On the steps of the Treasury Building, the marchers demanded an amendment to the Constitution enfranchising women. The new $10 will honor the 1913 march and the leaders of the suffrage movement—Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott—who were instrumental in the passage of the 19th Amendment.
The front of the $10 will continue to feature Alexander Hamilton, our nation’s first Treasury Secretary and the architect of our economic system.
From Massachusetts, Lucretia Mott (1793 - 1880) was a Quaker and a leader in the abolition movement. She is also credited with helping to spark the women’s rights movement in the United States. Mott helped organize the Seneca Falls convention and continued to fight for women’s rights and suffrage until her death.
Born Isabella Baumfree, Sojourner Truth (1797 – 1883) was born into slavery in New York. She gained her freedom in 1826 and in 1843 changed her name to Sojourner Truth with a goal of speaking against injustice. She campaigned for abolition and women’s rights, and is well known for her speech at the 1851 Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 - 1902) was born in Johnstown, New York. She and her husband were abolitionists, and were drawn to the cause of women’s rights. Stanton helped organize the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 and draft the Declaration of Sentiments adopted there. For the rest of her life she helped lead the fight for women’s suffrage.
Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony (1820 – 1906) was raised a Quaker in Massachusetts and worked as a teacher. She became a reformer, supporting the causes of abolition and temperance. Anthony helped lead the fight for women’s right to vote for most of the late 1800s.
Alice Paul (1885 – 1977) was born in New Jersey. While studying in England on a scholarship, she became acquainted with the British suffrage movement and its methods, including hunger strikes. On returning to the United States, she applied the lessons learned to campaign for the 19th Amendment.