We pine for what makes Baltimore unique even when we’re not here, so it’s fitting that the city has its own currency for purchases inside city lines. The Baltimore BNote is available at small businesses across the city. The idea is to support local businesses, and keep the available resources in the city. Now it’s time for women to appear on the money.
The first BNotes fittingly had Poe and Frederick Douglass enshrined. BNote recently unveiled designs for a second run of the money. This time, Bea Gaddy, also known as the “Mother Teresa of Baltimore,” and civil rights activist Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson will be the faces. With plenty of people eager to see female faces like Harriet Tubman on the $10 bill, the U.S. could take a lesson.
Of course, it takes money to make money. BNote is raising $15,000 for the second series via Indiegogo.
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