The U.S. Treasury announces that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s photo will be added on the back of the $5 dollar bill.
According to WSB Local News, President Abraham Lincoln’s picture will remain on the front, but the back will feature historic events at the Lincoln Memorial, including images of renowned opera singer Marian Anderson, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The King Center issued the following statement on this decision:
“Juxtaposing Dr. King’s image and other iconic voices of freedom on one side with President Abraham Lincoln on the other poignantly symbolizes the connection between the promise of a nation the fulfillment of that promise and the never-ending generational struggle to reach our promise,” – Dr. Bernice King
The U.S. Treasury announced changes to the $20, $10 and $5 bills last week and also named Harriet Tubman to replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.