Former US Treasurer Discusses Honoring Historical Women on ‘Dialogue’

In a new Dialogue interview that premieres Friday, Jan. 10, at 8 p.m., host Marcia Franklin talks with former U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios about her mission to honor more American women in history. Her effort included the attempt to put a woman on U.S. Federal Reserve notes for the first time.

After a public process, the Department of the Treasury chose Harriet Tubman to appear on the $20 bill. That project is now stalled, but Rios, who served in office from 2009-2016, has developed Notable Women, which allows users through virtual reality to superimpose an image of a famous woman in history onto a bill.

Rios is also working on a women’s history curriculum in schools, and is spearheading a project to honor more women in history with statues in major cities around the country. 

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