S.C. Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth has collected 17 poems from notable South Carolina writers for a special issue of Charleston Scene devoted to “poetry in the time of crisis,” and she has contributed one herself. 

Quashie said these important historical figures need not replace the image of Thomas Jefferson with which the $2 bill currently is decorated; they can simply be used on alternative versions of the bill. His suggestion is to print new versions every five years. The project would help diversify U.S. currency, so far dominated by Founding Fathers and presidents.