The US Mint announced that it has “begun shipping the first coins in the American Women Quarters (AWQ) Program.”
Founded in 1996 by Hall of Fame Rhythmic Gymnast Wendy Hilliard,
Bessie Allison Buchanan, March 7, 1902 – September 7, 1980, of Manhattan in NYC became the first African-American woman to hold a seat in the New York State Legislature.
Althea Gibson, August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003, was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete of either gender to cross the color line of international tennis.
Shirley Anita Chisholm (née St. Hill; November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American politician, educator, and author.
Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray, 1910–1985, was an American civil rights activist, women’s rights activist, lawyer, Episcopal priest, and author.
Ursula M. Burns, born September 20, 1958, is an American businesswoman. She is the chairman of VEON, a senior advisor to Teneo, and a non-executive director of the beverage company Diageo since April 2018, among other directorships such as Uber.