Who was the first African American to appear on a U.S. coin?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Booker T. Washington
George Washington Carver
Booker T. Washington, a prominent African American educator, and influential orator, played a pivotal role in advancing the position of black people in post-Civil War America. Born into slavery in 1856, Washington rose from humble beginnings to become the leading figure in the fight for racial equality and civil rights. Washington was honored on the first coin to feature an African American, the Booker T. Washington Memorial Half Dollar, which was minted by the United States from 1946 to 1951. He was also depicted on a U.S. Half Dollar from 1951–1954.
The correct answer is Booker T. Washington.