|Should Mercy Otis Warren be on U.S. currency?|
At the website she co-founded and edits--Werehistory.org--she makes a strong case for putting images of women on United States currency. Of course she is writing in the wake of Wednesday night's GOP debate in which the candidates were asked to name women who deserved to placed on American money.
Here is a taste of her piece:
During the recent GOP debate the candidates who took Jake Tapper's question seriously offered what I thought to be some fine examples of women who might appear on U.S currency. They were Clara Barton, Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony, and Rosa Parks.
But Richardson is pushing harder. She suggests putting women on currency who were more active in American politics. She suggests ten. They are Mercy Otis Warren, Julia Ward Howe, Jane Addams, Ida B. Wells, Frances Perkins, Margaret Chase Smith, Wilma Mankiller, Fannie Lou Hammer, Shirley Chisolm, and Geraldine Ferraro,
By the way, I love the Mercy Otis Warren idea!