Ever since the Treasury Department revealed that a woman would join Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill in 2020, many nominations have been heard. Among them: equal-rights champion Alice Paul (her “message resonates today,” wrote author Amity Shlaes on TIME.com) and libertarian philosopher Ayn Rand (“she led a life unconstrained by traditional roles,” wrote Reason editor Cathy Young). We also asked readers to assess big-name options. Here’s who they found most deserving.
Susan B. Anthony 60%
Harriet Tubman 54%
Eleanor Roosevelt 53%
Amelia Earhart 49%
This appears in the July 06, 2015 issue of TIME.
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