Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray Quarter
The 2024 Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray Quarter is the 11th coin in the American Women Quarters™ Program. Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray was a poet, writer, activist, lawyer, and Episcopal priest.
The obverse (heads) depicts a portrait of George Washington, originally composed and sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser to mark George Washington’s 200th birthday. A recommended design for the 1932 quarter, then-Treasury Secretary Mellon ultimately selected the familiar John Flanagan design.
The reverse (tails) depicts Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray’s eyeglass-framed face within the shape of the word “HOPE,” which is symbolic of Murray’s belief that significant societal reforms were possible when rooted in hope. A line from her poem “Dark Testament,” characterizes hope as “A SONG IN A WEARY THROAT,” an inscription in the design.
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- A SONG IN A WEARY THROAT
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- THE REVEREND DR. PAULI MURRAY
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
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- Laura Gardin Fraser (1889-1966)