Scott Francis Baker (muerte) wrote,
Scott Francis Baker

Which Americans are on the I Bonds?

Eight Americans are honored on the I Bonds, representing the diversity that built this country, made it what it is today, and will take it into the future. Portraits of the following prominent Americans appear on the eight I Bond denominations.

  • $50 - Helen Keller - Noted author and advocate for people with disabilities; responsible for Braille becoming the standard for printed communications with the blind.
  • $75 - Dr. Hector P. Garcia - Physician; leading advocate for Mexican-American veterans' rights; activist in Latino civil rights movement and founder of the American G.I. Forum.
  • $100 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Prominent civil rights leader; minister; Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
  • $200 - Chief Joseph - Nez Perce Chief; a great Native American leader.
  • $500 - General George C. Marshall - U.S. Army Chief of Staff during World War II; Secretary of State; Secretary of Defense; Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
  • $1,000 - Albert Einstein - Physicist; author of the Theory of Relativity; Nobel Prize recipient for Physics.
  • $5,000 - Marian Anderson - World-renowned vocalist (contralto); first African-American to sing with the Metropolitan Opera.
  • $10,000 - Spark Matsunaga - U.S. Senator and Congressman; World War II hero; obtained redress for survivors of World War II internment camps.
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