Monumental Women has set a date for the unveiling of the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument on the Mall in the City of New York’s Central Park. The statue is the first statue depicting a real woman in the Park’s 167-year History.
The original statue of women’s rights pioneers Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony was redesigned to include Sojourner Truth after criticism that the original design excluded the contributions of people of color. It’s being sculpted by Meredith Bergmann.
The unveiling will occur on August 26, 2020.
More information about the Monumental Women Statue 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.