The New York City Public Design Commission has approved the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument placement in Central Park. The statue of women’s rights pioneers Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony, will be the first statue depicting real women in the 165-year history of the park.
$1.5 million was raised to fund the statue, according to the Monumental Women’s Statue Fund, which was founded in 2013. The organization is currently working a Women’s History Education Campaign and a Challenge to Municipalities across the country to re-imagine their public spaces to honor all women and people of color.
The Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument is expected to be unveiled on August 26, 2020 in Central Park.
More information about the Monumental Women Statute Fund can be found on their website monumentalwomen.org or by following them on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and their #100YearsWomenVote campaign on Instagram at @monumentalwomennyc. The campaign highlights key people and events from the long fight for women’s suffrage.
Photo of Rendering of the statue to be built in New York’s Central Park provided.