Statues are powerful things. When we cast figures in bronze, we immortalize their contributions to history.
It took far too long for Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to join Central Park's 23 male statues, but I'm so glad we're finally here. https://t.co/JEL8MbhcUc
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 23, 2019
New York’s Central Park to erect first sculpture honoring women https://t.co/oPFswerkZP
— The Guardian (@guardian) October 21, 2019
[The 19th Amendment was passed in 1919, but not ratified until August 1920.]
… [A] city commission voted on 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 belatedly 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 not-for-profit of volunteer advocates, historians and community leaders, which has gained key support from the Manhattan borough president, Gale Brewer.
The organization’s statue fund privately raised $1.5m to create and maintain the new monument and for an associated educational program.
The work will be dedicated in August 2020 on the Mall, an elegant park promenade lined with American elm trees. Next year marks 100 years since American women won the right to vote…
Barack Obama on Elijah Cummings: "His life validates the things we tell ourselves about what’s possible in this country — not guaranteed, but possible … We have the capacity, the chance, as individuals and as a nation, to root ourselves in good soil."
Via CBS pic.twitter.com/6E90sRIhrz
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 25, 2019
My friend @DreadScottArt got sick of civil war reenactments, and decided to stage a slave rebellion reenactment.
On 11/8-9, hundreds of reenactors will march on New Orleans and recreate the the largest slave rebellion in US history. https://t.co/VsNEiNMDJ1
— Molly Crabapple🇵🇷 (@mollycrabapple) October 26, 2019