Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew announced on Wednesday that the portrait of Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill will be replaced by an image featuring both Hamilton and a woman, according to Business Insider.
"I'm proud to announce today that the new $10 bill will be the first bill in more than a century to feature the portrait of a woman," Lew said in a YouTube video. "This historic endeavour has been years in the making."
At the end of the year, Lew will decide which woman will share the $10 bill with Hamilton. This new version will show up in 2020 during the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which is the amendment that gave woman the right to vote.
The only legal criterion for being placed on the bill, according to Business Insider, is that the person must be dead.
Lew told the New York Times that they were looking for a woman “who was a champion for our inclusive democracy.”
Below is a list of some of the options from CNN (in no particular order)
1. Susan B. Anthony: "was a suffragist, abolitionist, author and speaker who was the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association."
2. Harriet Tubman: "escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad."
3. Eleanor Roosevelt: "The wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the role of the first lady through her active participation in American politics."
4. Wilma Mankiller: "Wilma Mankiller worked for several years as a leading advocate for the Cherokee people, and became the first woman to serve as their principal chief in 1985."
5. Sally Ride: "In 1983, astronaut and astrophysicist Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger. Ride died on July 23, 2012 at the age of 61, following a battle with pancreatic cancer."
Who else should be on the list?