"From Slave Cabin to Hall of Fame"

Reverse Inscription for the

Booker T. Washington

Commemorative Half Dollar


"That in order to commemorate the lives and perpetuate the ideals and teachings of Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver, two great Americans, there shall be coined by the Director of the Mint a number of silver 50-cent pieces..."

U.S. Congress. House. Booker T. Washington Coin Legislation Amendment to Include George Washington Carver. H.R. 3176. Public Law 151. 82nd Cong., 1st Sess. September 21, 1951.


"Freedom and Opportunity for All - Americanism"

Reverse Inscription for the

George Washington Carver-Booker T. Washington Commemorative Half Dollar


“Knowledge could empower marginalized groups in ways that formal legal equality couldn’t.”

Septima Poinsette Clark, 

South Carolina Educator and Civil Rights Activist,

Honored on 2020 South Carolina American Innovation Dollar Coin