First it was Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill. Now the Obama Admin Announces Big Changes to the $5 Bill.

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Just a day after releasing the news that Andrew Jackson is being replaced by Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, the Obama administration announced big changes to the $5 note as well.

Civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., famed opera singer Marian Anderson, and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt will all be included in the redesign.


The three will be depicted on the back of the updated $5 note, portrayed in historic moments in front of the Lincoln Memorial, which has been on the back of the bill since 1929.

King will be shown delivering his iconic 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech. Anderson will be shown performing in 1939, when she was banned from singing in Constitution Hall because of segregation, with Roosevelt by her side.

The previously unnannounced step of redesigning the $5 ends Lincoln’s nearly 90 years alone on both the front and back of the bill.

Treasury also announced the changes to the upcoming $10 bill, including Lucretia Mott, Sojurner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul.


NBC News released this video, giving more information about each of the women on the updated $10.