Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong fight for the women’s vote is well known. Harriet Tubman, an African American and former slave, led more than 300 slaves to freedom via the underground railroad. At great personal risk, she dedicated her life to fighting for abolition and women’s rights.
According to Ms. Staser, “NWHM supports the continuation of Anthony’s image on the dollar coin. We feel strongly that it would enrich our cultural heritage by also including Tubman, an African American female leader. In addition, this would reinforce the goals of President Clinton’s Initiative on Race.”
The National Museum of Women’s History celebrates and chronicles women’s contributions to civilization, from ancient times to present day. With traditional historic texts and public spaces addressing only a fraction of women’s accomplishments, NWHM collects and preserves documents and memorabilia for the purpose of sharing the achievements of women through the Museum’s Web site, traveling exhibits and soon-to-be announced permanent site in Washington, DC.