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Sat Jun 20, 2015, 07:53 AM

Who's face should go on the ten dollar bill?

Rep Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan
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Barbara Jordan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas's 18th district
In office January 3, 1973 January 3, 1979
Preceded by Bob Price
Succeeded by Mickey Leland

Member of the Texas Senate from the 11th district
In office 19671973
Preceded by William T. "Bill" Moore
Succeeded by Chet Brooks

Personal details
Born Barbara Charline Jordan
February 21, 1936
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Died January 17, 1996 (aged 59)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Resting place Texas State Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Texas Southern University
Boston University
Profession Attorney
Religion Baptist

Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 January 17, 1996) was an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. A Democrat, she was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives, and the first African-American woman to deliver the keynote address at a Democratic National Convention. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors. She was a member of the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors from 1978 to 1980.[1] On her death, she became the first African-American woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery.[2]

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Reply Who's face should go on the ten dollar bill? (Original post)
marble falls Jun 2015 OP
merrily Jun 2015 #1
Romeo.lima333 Jun 2015 #2
marble falls Jun 2015 #8
safeinOhio Jun 2015 #3
Depaysement Jun 2015 #4
canoeist52 Jun 2015 #5
hifiguy Jun 2015 #13
aint_no_life_nowhere Jun 2015 #6
marble falls Jun 2015 #7
aint_no_life_nowhere Jun 2015 #9
marble falls Jun 2015 #10
JEB Jun 2015 #15
struggle4progress Jun 2015 #11
hifiguy Jun 2015 #12
marble falls Jun 2015 #14
Tanuki Jun 2015 #16
marble falls Jun 2015 #17
femmocrat Jun 2015 #22
hifiguy Jun 2015 #24
Lizzie Poppet Jun 2015 #18
hifiguy Jun 2015 #23
Buns_of_Fire Jun 2015 #19
roamer65 Jun 2015 #21
roamer65 Jun 2015 #20
marble falls Jun 2015 #25
Warpy Jun 2015 #26
marble falls Jun 2015 #30
Recursion Jun 2015 #27
Hassin Bin Sober Jun 2015 #28
lamp_shade Jun 2015 #29
truebrit71 Jun 2015 #38
oberliner Jun 2015 #31
voteearlyvoteoften Jun 2015 #32
Art_from_Ark Jun 2015 #44
boston bean Jun 2015 #33
madokie Jun 2015 #34
EEO Jun 2015 #35
marble falls Jun 2015 #36
Jamastiene Jun 2015 #37
cry baby Jun 2015 #39
damnedifIknow Jun 2015 #40
Cheese Sandwich Jun 2015 #41
One_Life_To_Give Jun 2015 #42
Art_from_Ark Jun 2015 #45
Cheese Sandwich Jun 2015 #43

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 08:01 AM

1. Great suggestion. It's in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of female suffrage, so either

a great suffragette or a great female politician would be my pick It has to be someone deceased as well. So,, Jordan fits my wish list.

Why a female politician and not just a suffragette? How many female politicians were there before women got the vote?

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 08:01 AM

2. ida wells

 

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Response to Romeo.lima333 (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 01:43 PM

8. I think she should be in the running, too.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 08:06 AM

3. Eleanor Roosevelt

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 10:00 AM

4. Two suggestions

Sojourner Truth

Susan B. Anthony

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 01:27 PM

5. A face that represents the epitome of Capitalism.



I bet Mrs. Roosevelt would be turning in her grave to think that her face would have the dubious honor of being plastered on our paper money.

Ferengi Rules of Acquisition ; http://www.sjtrek.com/trek/rules/

Once you have their money ... never give it back.
Never pay more for an acquisition than you have to.
Never allow family to stand in the way of opportunity.
A man is only worth the sum of his possessions. (From Enterprise, episode "Acquisition"; sloppy script-writing, as rule 6 (see above) was already given in DS9)
Keep your ears open.
Small print leads to large risk.
Opportunity plus instinct equals profit.
Greed is eternal.
Anything worth doing is worth doing for money.
A deal is a deal ... until a better one comes along.
A contract is a contract is a contract (but only between Ferengi).
A Ferengi without profit is no Ferengi at all. etc....

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Response to canoeist52 (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 02:25 PM

13. Hmm, isn't that the Repuke party platform?

 

Other than the jesus-wheezing that seems to be it.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 01:39 PM

6. Other countries have put authors and musicians on their money

France put Moliere on banknotes; Germany and Austria had banknotes with Mozart on them. Barbara Jordan would be a good choice but I could get behind seeing Sarah Vaughan (imo the greatest jazz singer of all) or Joyce Carol Oates (if she were dead). I'd like to see the pool of candidates extended to women who have had an impact on American society as a whole, instead of just the political arena.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 01:42 PM

7. In that case? Billie Holiday.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 01:54 PM

9. Or maybe American marine biologist and conservationist Rachel Carson

whose monumentally influential book Silent Spring is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago?

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 01:55 PM

10. Give her the next one.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 05:03 PM

15. One of very most important voices.

 

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 02:13 PM

11. She was great!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 02:23 PM

12. I will remember her speech at the 1976 convention until the day I die.

 

She was one of the great orators of the Twentieth Century. If there were a god, she would sound just the way Barbara Jordan did.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 04:53 PM

14. She always seemed the brightest lite in the room when she was group photographed with other...

members of the House. She definitely had the most heart. I believe she could have been a good "American" President.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 05:10 PM

16. I nominate Frances Perkins!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Perkins

..."Frances Perkins (born Fannie Coralie Perkins; April 10, 1880[1][2] May 14, 1965) was the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the longest serving in that position, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt, she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes were the only original members of the Roosevelt cabinet to remain in office for his entire presidency.

During her term as Secretary of Labor, Perkins executed many aspects of the New Deal, including the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Public Works Administration and its successor the Federal Works Agency, and the labor portion of the National Industrial Recovery Act. With the Social Security Act she established unemployment benefits, pensions for the many uncovered elderly Americans, and welfare for the poorest Americans. She pushed to reduce workplace accidents and helped craft laws against child labor. Through the Fair Labor Standards Act, she established the first minimum wage and overtime laws for American workers, and defined the standard forty-hour work week."more at link)

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 05:17 PM

17. She can have the next bill.

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:11 PM

22. She is my choice, too. nt

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:18 PM

24. An excellent choice!

 

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 05:21 PM

18. Sure, but which one? Daltrey? Townshend?

 

Entwhistle? Moon?

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:12 PM

23. Who's on stage?

 

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 05:55 PM

19. All excellent suggestions (especially The Who). So why not all of them?

Not all on the same bill, of course. But surely we have the technology. After all, it's not as if one plant doesn't print anything but one-dollar bills and another plant print nothing but five-dollar bills and yet another print only tens. (Is it?)

Nice thing is, should the Treasury ever decide to print three-dollar bills, they could swap out between Saint Reagan and G.W. Shit-fer-Brains.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #19)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:01 PM

21. ...or Tricky Dick.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 06:00 PM

20. Harriet Tubman.

Her work with the Underground Railroad demands it.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #20)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 08:25 AM

25. Tight choice for me. Barbara Jordon is a "favorite son" candidate. Tubman would work for me just....

as well as Jordan.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 08:29 AM

26. Hamiton.

I have no objection to Barbara Jordan, I remember her very fondly. However, she needs to go on the $20, get rid of Andrew Jackson. That murderous fool has polluted our money too damn long.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #26)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 08:38 AM

30. Works for me, too. But Hamilton might have been worse than Jefferson.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 08:31 AM

27. Sojourner Truth. Grace Murray Hopper. Eleanor Roosevelt

Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Susan Anthony.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 08:33 AM

28. Hillary Clinton

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 08:33 AM

29. Rosa Parks

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Response to lamp_shade (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 11:16 PM

38. That was going to be my suggestion too....

 

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 08:53 AM

31. Hamilton

 

He absolutely should not have his image taken off the $10 bill.

The $20 is the one that should be changed. Andrew Jackson ought to be replaced, not Hamilton.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 09:19 AM

32. Why Susan B Anthony of course

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Response to voteearlyvoteoften (Reply #32)

Tue Jun 23, 2015, 02:59 AM

44. She has already been honored on a dollar coin

although admittedly it didn't circulate too well.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 09:21 AM

33. Since it will be in commemoration of womens right to vote

I think it will be Alice Paul.

She pulled it across the finish line, lived to see its passage and continued to work on the ERA.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 09:21 AM

34. Whom ever the majority selects

possibly rotating between several of the un appreciated women in our history.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 10:54 PM

35. Nice to have pipe dreams, marble falls.

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Response to EEO (Reply #35)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 10:58 PM

36. Why do you think Barbara Jordon has no chance to be on the $10.00 bill? Who do you suggest?

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 10:58 PM

37. I'm torn between Susan B. Anthony or Rosa Parks.

Both certainly deserve it, along with many more women from our history.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 11:22 PM

39. Alice Paul or Barbara Jordan. nt

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 11:31 PM

40. Mine

Well sorry I look spiffy in green

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 11:40 PM

41. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

 


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Gurley_Flynn

Not that she would want to be on it.


I'd also like to see

Nat Turner on the $1 bill instead of George Washington

Frederick Douglass on the $5 bill



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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2015, 12:12 AM

42. Molly Pitcher

As she is likely a composite of all the women who fought in the Revolutionary War.

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Response to One_Life_To_Give (Reply #42)

Tue Jun 23, 2015, 03:03 AM

45. Molly Pitcher got shortchanged when she had a chance to be commemorated on a stamp

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2015, 02:16 AM

43. Malcom X

 

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