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The U.S. Treasury has announced 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 now highlight historic events at the Lincoln Memorial, featuring images of renowned opera singer Marian Anderson, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr.

The King Center issued the following statement on this joyous 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 be featured on the $20 bill.

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