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Tue Oct 22, 2019, 12:38 PM

Women to take their place among New York's all-male lineup of statues in Central Park

The statue of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth will be dedicated in August and help mark 100 years of women's right to vote.


A one-third scale clay model of Sojourner Truth, left, Susan B. Anthony, center, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton offers a preview of the Central Park installation. AP

New York's Central Park has 23 statues of men who left their mark in history but not a single one honoring the accomplishments of a woman.

That will change after a city commission voted Monday to erect a monument depicting three pioneers in the fight for women’s rights: Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth. The likeness of Truth, an escaped slave and abolitionist, was added to the sculpture in response to criticism that African American suffragists were initially excluded.

“This statue conveys the power of women working together to bring about revolutionary change in our society,” said Pam Elam, president of the Monumental Women nonprofit of volunteer advocates, historians and community leaders, with key support from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. The organization’s statue fund privately raised $1.5 million to create and maintain the new monument and for an associated educational program.

The work will be dedicated in August on The Mall, a stately park promenade lined with American elms. Next year marks 100 years since American women won the right to vote.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/women-take-their-place-among-new-york-s-all-male-n1069836?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

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Tue Oct 22, 2019, 05:53 PM

1. Yay! It'll become the most photographed, with visitors sharing that table with those ladies.

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