New York’s Central Park to unveil first ever statue of pioneering women

11.03.20 / The Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument, a piece currently being created by American sculptor Meredith Bergmann, will be the first statue depicting real women in Central Park’s 167-year history.

There are presently twenty-three statues in New York City’s public park, and only three represent women, all fictional characters: Alice in Wonderland, Mother Goose and William Shakespeare’s Juliet, who appears with Romeo.

The new sculpture will depict suffragists Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, all of whom were New Yorkers. It will be unveiled to the public on August 26, 2020, on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which granted American women the right to vote.

Full story at WPVI-TV


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