The Museum Of UnCut Funk discovered this article by Jane Stucliffe. We have emailed Ms. Stucliffe for an interview but have not heard from her as of yet. We hope you enjoy her essay.
Money money money money, money
Some people got to have it
Some people really need it
Listen to me y’all, do things, do things, do bad things with it
You wanna do things, do things, do things, good things with it
Talk about cash money, money
Talk about cash money – dollar bills, yall
The O’Jays “For The Love of Money”
In 1998, the Dollar Coin Design Advisory Committee (DCDAC) was convened with the purpose of deciding what woman to portray on a new US “Golden” $1 circulating coin. Committee members included Mint Director Philip Diehl and Delaware Congressman Michael Castle. A brass concept coin featuring Bessie Coleman was designed and presented to the committee in person by Daniel Carr. At one point in the DCDAC deliberations, the Bessie Coleman proposal was in second place behind Sacagawea as the committee’s choice.
This is one of the most important and significant times in Black History. To celebrate the election of a Black man as the 44th President of the United States, as well as the many achievements of Black Americans, I have selected a few of my favorite historical figures from the Museum collection to profile.