In the article, “Stuff YOU Should Know: First Asian American to Appear on U.S. Currency,” (btw, 2022) I learned of the American Women Quarters program. Having been started this year, this program will last 4 years in the U.S. Mint will issue “quarters honoring important American women.” The goal of this program is to celebrate women of diverse races and ethnicities, backgrounds, ages, times, and fields. The first quarter issued features Anna May Wong. She was the movie industry’s first Chinese American star; also noteworthy, she will be the first Asian American featured on U.S. currency.
I love this idea. For so long, people have been requesting new faces be featured on our currency. To many, this represents a sort of acknowledgment of America’s diverse population. To others, seeing people like themselves on their currency makes them feel seen and important. Overall, I think this is a great idea and I’d love to see more programs like this one.
What face would you like to see on your currency?
I am highly interested in your post, the ” American women Quarters program(2022) because this is very recent news, and the idea of having iconic people of different races and genders that shaped and inspired us not just through politics but as well as arts and acting and many other activities that made such an impact for people who lived in this country one sentence that stands out to me was “The goal of this program is to celebrate women of diverse races and ethnicities, backgrounds, ages, times, and fields. The first quarter issue features Anna May Wong. She was the movie industry’s first Chinese American star; noteworthy, she will be the first Asian American featured on U.S. currency.” I think this program is a beautiful idea because I believe that we should put all kinds of iconic people on currently who made an impact to inspire and shape our country.
thank you for writing I look forward to seeing your next post because you keep up to date with certain things that no one really talks about and it is exciting.