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Poll: Who should be on the US $10 bill?

It was announced on June 17, 2015 by the US Treasury that the $10 is the next paper currency they will revitalize. The plan is to replace Alexander Hamilton with an outstanding deceased US woman.

Who do you feel deserves the spot?

Discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    Laura Linney in John Adams (2008)

    Abigail Adams - Served as an unofficial adviser to her husband John Adams and their letters show him seeking her counsel on many issues, including his presidential aspirations. Adams remained a supportive spouse and confidante after her husband became the president in 1797, and her eldest son, John Quincy, would become president 7 years after her death in 1825.
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    Jane Addams - In 1920 was a co-founder of the ACLU. Became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and is recognized as the founder of the social work profession in the United States.
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    Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (1999)

    Susan B. Anthony - A leader in both the abolition & suffrage movements. In a 50-year partnership with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, she established organizations, petition drives and publications, while campaigning widely for passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution giving women the vote.
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    Voyagers! (1982)

    Clara Barton - Pioneering nurse who first brought medical care to the front lines during the Civil War. She earned the nickname "the angel of the battlefield." Coordinated national effort to locate Civil War soldiers missing in action. Founded the American Red Cross.
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    Tilly Losch, Paul Muni, and Luise Rainer in The Good Earth (1937)

    Pearl S. Buck - As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in China winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938. Buck became a prominent advocate of the rights of women and minority groups, becoming particularly well known for her efforts on behalf of Asian and mixed-race adoption.
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    A Sense of Wonder (2008)

    Rachel Carson - Her work and groundbreaking books in the 1950s & '60s spurred the modern American environmental movement. A trained zoologist, her book Silent Spring exposed the dangers of pesticide use, leading to a DDT ban and creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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    Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004)

    Shirley Chisholm - First African-American woman elected to Congress and first majority-party black candidate for U.S. President. Advocated for minorities, women and children. Changed public perception of the capabilities of women and African-Americans.
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    The Belle of Amherst (1976)

    Emily Dickinson - Long considered an eccentric recluse, she is now considered to be one of the most important American poets. With fewer than a dozen of her more than 1,800 poems published in her lifetime, Dickinson is now studied all over the world for her revolutionary style.
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    Hilary Swank in Amelia (2009)

    Amelia Earhart - The first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.
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    Betty Friedan (1999)

    Betty Friedan - Her book, The Feminine Mystique, is credited with sparking the second wave of American feminism. Founder and first president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), she organized the nationwide "Women's Strike for Equality" on 50th anniversary of women's suffrage.
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    Ghostlight (2003)

    Martha Graham - Was an American modern dancer and choreographer whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence Picasso had on the modern visual arts, Stravinsky had on music, or Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture.
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    Dr. Dorothy I. Height: Wisdom and Ways to Care (2010)

    Dorothy Height - was a civil rights and women's rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African-American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.
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    Lizzy Caplan in Masters of Sex (2013)

    Virginia Johnson - In collaboration with Dr. William Masters, pioneered the study of human sexuality under laboratory conditions. As part of her work at the Reproductive Biology Research Foundation in St. Louis and later at the Masters and Johnson Institute , she counseled many clients and taught sex therapy to many professional practitioners.
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    The Statue of Liberty (1985)

    Barbara Jordan - First African American elected to Texas Senate after reconstruction and first black woman from deep South elected to US House of Representatives. First black woman to deliver keynote at Democratic National Convention.
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    Trudell (2005)

    Wilma Mankiller - Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation and first elected female Chief of a Native nation in modern times. Her 10-year administration, from 1985-1995, revitalized the Nation through extensive community development, self-help, education and healthcare programs for the Cherokee Nation’s 300,000 citizens.
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    Training Rules (2009)

    Patsy Mink - First woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and first Asian-American in Congress. Largely responsible for passage of Title IX bill ending sex discrimination in education, including in athletics.
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    Angela Bassett in The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

    Rosa Parks - Saluted by Congress as the “first lady of civil rights,” she challenged racial segregation by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man. Her arrest, and the ensuing Montgomery bus boycott, became symbols in the struggle for racial equality and civil rights in the United States.
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    Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

    Alice Paul - Fierce crusader, hunger striker and strategist whose 10-year campaign led to women's right to vote. A lawyer and social worker, for 50 years she headed the National Women's Party, fighting for an equal rights amendment.
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    American Experience (1988)

    Frances Perkins - FDR's four-term labor secretary, she was the first woman cabinet member in US history. Introduced the Social Security Act, Civilian Conservation Corps, Public Works Administration, minimum wage, 40-hour workweek and laws against child labor.
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    A Single Woman (2008)

    Jeannette Rankin - Suffragist, pacifist, and congresswoman, Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress, served two terms in the House of Representatives, in 1917-1919 and in 1941-1942. Born on a ranch near Missoula in Montana Territory, she became a restless, extraordinarily energetic person and a fighter for altruistic, demanding, and sometimes highly unpopular causes.
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    First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt talks to the radio audience, 1941.

    Eleanor Roosevelt - Redefined the role of First Lady. Used her newspaper column, radio and speeches to champion civil and women's rights, often in opposition to her husband FDR’s policies. As a UN delegate and “First Lady of the World,” she drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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    Henry Czerny and Dana Delany in Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story (1995)

    Margaret Sanger - Popularized term “birth control” and opened the first U.S. birth control clinic. Arrested and tried for disseminating information on contraception. Helped in court cases leading to legalization of contraception in the United States. Pioneered Planned Parenthood.
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    Freedom: A History of Us (2003)

    Sojourner Truth - Born into slavery and escaped into freedom, she sued a white man to recover her son. Illiterate, she traveled widely, speaking for abolition and women's rights. Counseled freed slaves & tried unsuccessfully to get them federal land grants.
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    Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (1999)

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton - Called the “founding genius” of the women's rights movement. She convened the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, declaring, "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men and women are created equal," inspiring a generation of suffragists.
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    Cicely Tyson in A Woman Called Moses (1978)

    Harriet Tubman - Born a slave, she fled North to freedom, later making 19 trips back to the South as an Underground Railroad conductor, leading some 300 slaves to freedom. A nurse during the Civil War, she served the Union army as a scout and spy. She was active in the women's suffrage movement after the war.
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    Pursuit of Honor: The Rise of George Washington (2006)

    Martha Washington - The first "First Lady" of the US, she was a young widow when she married George Washington. Martha brought wealth to her second marriage which aided the rebels in the Revolutionary War. She was also the only living woman to ever be depicted on a US banknote.