Trailblazing Women Shine on US Quarters: A Tribute to Pioneers and Icons

Maya Angelou (2022)

Celebrated writer, performer, and social activist known for her vivid portrayals of African American women's experiences and struggles​​​​.

Dr. Sally Ride (2022)

Physicist, astronaut, and educator, recognized as the first American woman in space, highlighting her contributions to STEM fields​​​​.

Wilma Mankiller (2022)

First woman elected principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, celebrated for her leadership and advocacy for Indigenous rights and sovereignty​​​​.

Nina Otero-Warren (2022)

A leader in the suffrage movement and the first female superintendent of Santa Fe public schools, pivotal in securing voting rights for women​​​​.

Anna May Wong (2022)

The first Chinese American film star in Hollywood, recognized for breaking racial barriers and stereotypes in the film industry​​​​.

Bessie Coleman (2023)

First African American and first Native American woman licensed pilot, symbolizing courage and breaking racial and gender barriers in aviation​​​​.

Edith Kanakaʻole (2023)

Indigenous Hawaiian composer and custodian of native culture and traditions, celebrated for her efforts in preserving Hawaiian heritage​​​​.

Eleanor Roosevelt (2023)

Former First Lady and human rights advocate, known for her role in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights​​​​.

Jovita Idar (2023)

Mexican-American journalist, activist, teacher, and suffragist, remembered for her advocacy for civil rights and education​​​​.

Maria Tallchief (2023)

America's first prima ballerina, recognized for her contributions to the world of ballet and her role as a pioneer for Native American artists​​​​.