January 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Dr. King... now lets put him on our Money

Back in April of 2005 I originally created this design showing what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would look like on a US $20 dollar bill. This was inspired by the movement to Put Dr. King on the 20. Being that today we celebrate his birthday and local AM radio stations are playing his "I Have A Dream" speech in it's entirety, I wanted to bring this campaign back to the forefront.

I guess the creators of this movement chose the $20 because President Andrew Jackson is the only non-Hamiltonian depicted in a widely circulated federal reserve note (and because he killed lots of innocent indians too). I personally would LOVE to have Dr. King replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10... but as long as the central bank exists they will not part with their patron saint. So Andrew Jackson is slim pickings for being replaced by one of the giants of the civil rights, anti-war, pro-peace and brotherhood movement.

Spread the word!

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At 1/29/2009 1:52 AM, Anonymous Tony said...

That's a nice design. And I really don't mind having MLK jr's face on the 20.

At 2/05/2009 8:44 AM, Blogger chico-towner said...

Spread the word! I imagine when the day comes that we do have sound money that Dr. King will be featured on it.


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