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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    I believe Washington's teeth, are whale bone, and other animal but not any human teeth.
    I saw something on one of the cable channels on his life saying his dentures were partly human teeth from his shaves.

    The following year, in May of 1784, Washington paid several unnamed "Negroes," presumably Mount Vernon slaves, 122 shillings for nine teeth, slightly less than one-third the going rate advertised in the papers, "on acct. of the French Dentis [sic} Doctr. Lemay [sic]," almost certainly Le Moyer. Over the next four years, the dentist was a frequent and apparently favorite guest on the plantation. Whether the Mount Vernon slaves sold their teeth to the dentist for any patient who needed them or specifically for George Washington is unknown, although Washington's payment suggests that they were for his own use. Washington probably underwent the transplant procedure--"I confess I have been staggered in my belief in the efficacy of transplantion," he told Richard Varick, his friend and wartime clerk, in 1784--and thus it may well be that some of the human teeth implanted to improve his appearance, or used to manufacture his dentures, came from his own slaves.

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl...deo/lives.html

    At least they were paid, albeit underpaid, and it seems to have been voluntary.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I saw something on one of the cable channels on his life saying his dentures were partly human teeth from his shaves.
    You'd think he'd be more careful.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I saw something on one of the cable channels on his life saying his dentures were partly human teeth from his shaves.

    The following year, in May of 1784, Washington paid several unnamed "Negroes," presumably Mount Vernon slaves, 122 shillings for nine teeth, slightly less than one-third the going rate advertised in the papers, "on acct. of the French Dentis [sic} Doctr. Lemay [sic]," almost certainly Le Moyer. Over the next four years, the dentist was a frequent and apparently favorite guest on the plantation. Whether the Mount Vernon slaves sold their teeth to the dentist for any patient who needed them or specifically for George Washington is unknown, although Washington's payment suggests that they were for his own use. Washington probably underwent the transplant procedure--"I confess I have been staggered in my belief in the efficacy of transplantion," he told Richard Varick, his friend and wartime clerk, in 1784--and thus it may well be that some of the human teeth implanted to improve his appearance, or used to manufacture his dentures, came from his own slaves.

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    At least they were paid, albeit underpaid, and it seems to have been voluntary.
    Transplantation?

    Doesn't that infer that the teeth were taken from one person and transplanted into another?

    That hardly seems likely, given the state of medical knowledge back in the 18th. century. I'm not sure such an operation could even be done today.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    We could replace FDR on the dime. Or we could start issuing $500 bills and use MLKjr though not many people would have them generally.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Maybe on the day we actually realize his dream.

    Though in general I would say no. I know we've put some other folk on our currency from time to time; but I'd keep it Presidents. Maybe Bruce Campbell.
    Bruce Campbell, still living and thus cannot be on currency.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    I voted no. I don't think he'd want to be on US currency, or any currency for that matter.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Personally, I think Martin Luther King Jr. was a hero.

    He fought for racial equality. For man to be judged not by the color of his skin, but by the contest of his character. He changed the way things were done in America. There is still some racism out there, but as a whole, America is more racially integrated now in various social settings.

    Before I am to officially decide on a position on this (whether it's for the currency or special edition), I'd first want to know exactly what specific criteria it is that would add him on currency - and also what other forms of currency to put him on? As in, we likely wouldn't be replacing any of the other ones on there.

    We mostly have U.S. Presidents, a Secretary of the Treasury, and Benjamin Franklin who was the President of Pennsylvania (before they had Governors), Minister (what they then-called Ambassadors) to different countries at different times, and Postmaster General - his appointments were by the Continental Congress.

    So, while Martin Luther King Jr. held no official position like that, he nonetheless was an advocate for racial equality. And interesting little trivia, there was a song by Dion and the Belmots, called "Abraham, Martin, and John". So while he's a prominent historical member, what way could the specific critiera be for putting him on there?

    Again, I'm not opposing such an idea, just wanting to know more.

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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    Hmmm, I voted No because I thought only Dead Presidents and Founding Fathers (Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton) were on currency. Then I remembered Susan B. Anthony and Sacajawea were on coins.

    So I'd vote yes, but only for commemorative or special edition coins and or paper currency.
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    Re: Should we put Martin Luther King Jr. on our currency?

    [QUOTE=Tothian;1062259614]Personally, I think Martin Luther King Jr. was a hero.

    He fought for racial equality. For man to be judged not by the color of his skin, but by the contest of his character. He changed the way things were done in America. There is still some racism out there, but as a whole,
    America is more racially integrated now in various social settings.

    Before I am to officially decide on a position on this (whether it's for the currency or special edition), I'd first want to know exactly what specific criteria it is that would add him on currency - and also what other forms of currency to put him on? As in, we likely wouldn't be replacing any of the other ones on there.

    We mostly have U.S. Presidents, a Secretary of the Treasury, and Benjamin Franklin who was the President of Pennsylvania (before they had Governors), Minister (what they then-called Ambassadors) to different countries at different times, and Postmaster General - his appointments were by the Continental Congress.

    So, while Martin Luther King Jr. held no official position like that, he nonetheless was an advocate for racial equality. And interesting little trivia, there was a song by Dion and the Belmots, called "Abraham, Martin, and John". So while he's a prominent historical member, what way could the specific critiera be for putting him on there?

    Again, I'm not opposing such an idea, just wanting to know more.[/QUOTE]


    some people ignore this fact and just remember the slavery

    because it was abolished in 19th century



    they act as if nothing happened after the abolition of slavery but the facts dont change
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