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On Wednesday, the Treasury Department announced upcoming changes for the faces on $5, $10, and $20 dollar bills. Soon to be featured on the front of the $20 is the Christian abolitionist, Harriet Tubman, also known as the “American Moses.” Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland and escaped to Philadelphia. She soon returned to Maryland, risking her life to rescue her family and others via the Underground Railroad.

Kristina Arriaga, executive director of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty called Harriet Tubman “a woman of faith who acted on her beliefs to fight for justice.”

“The courage with which she followed her faith for the sake of so many others is an example to all Americans.” Noted Arriaga, “She is an icon of religious liberty.”

The back of the $10 dollar bill is also in for a change. It will show the faces of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul, and Sojourner Truth. Each woman played a critical role in the woman’s rights movement, and Sojourner Truth in particular attributed her abolition work to her love of God.

On the back of the $5 dollar bill will be Marion Anderson, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King Jr., all of whom were figures in the African-American Civil Rights Movement and Christians.

To get to know a little more of their characters, here are some inspirational quotes from the new faces on our currency.

Harriet Tubman (1822-1913): abolitionist, humanitarian, and a Union spy in the Civil War.

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

Lucretia Mott (1793-1880): abolitionist, women's rights activist, and social reformer.

“Those who go forth ministering to the wants and necessities of their fellow beings experience a rich return, their souls being as a watered garden, and a spring that faileth not.”

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906): social reformer and feminist in the women's suffrage movement.

“The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball -- the further I am rolled the more I gain.”

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902): suffragist, social activist, and abolitionist in women's rights movement.

“The best protection any woman can have... is courage.”

Alice Paul (1885-1977): suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist.

“I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end.”

Sojourner Truth (1797-1883): abolitionist and women's rights activist.

“Let ... individuals make the most of what God has given them, have their neighbors do the same, and then do all they can to serve each other. There is no use in one man, or one nation, to try to do or be everything. It is a good thing to be dependent on each other for something, it makes us civil and peaceable”.

Marian Anderson (1897-1993): opera singer who was instrumental in helping black artists in a time of racial prejudice.

“A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God... When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962): first lady, politician, diplomat, and activist.

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) : minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

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