Late Queen of Salsa Celia Cruz is making history again, not in the music industry, but in the U.S. Department of the Treasury (USDT).
Celia Cruz has become the first Afro-Latina to be featured on a U.S. quarter. She was one of five honorees selected by the U.S. Mint, to be part of the American Women Quarters Program, “a four-year program that celebrates the accomplishments and contributions made by women of the United States.”
Cruz, who is a Grammy Awards and Latin Grammy Award winner, will be featured on quarters released in 2024. According to the U.S. Mint, they will issue up to five new designs each year through 2025. The program started in 2022.