Monument to the Suffragettes
Suffragettes Elizabeth Stanton and Susan Anthony honored with a monument in New York
The suffragettes were finally honored to be immortalized in bronze. So, on August 26, 2020, the first monument to women, namely the famous suffragettes Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony, is planned to be erected in New York’s Central Park. This couple is revered by most American women for their contribution to the history of the country and the struggle for women’s rights.
Until now, Central Park has been adorned with 23 male monuments and even one canine, but not a single female, with the exception of sculptures of fictitious literary heroines – Juliet and Alice from Wonderland. Injustice will be abolished, thanks to the sculptor Meredith Bergmann, who has already prepared a preliminary design for the monument. Now the model of the monument is under consideration in the New York Historical Society and awaits the approval of the commission.
The opening of the monument to the suffragettes will be timed to coincide with the centenary of the day women in the United States received the right to vote. It will be the sixth statue in New York to feature female historical figures. The five other sculptures depict Joan of Arc, Gertrude Stein, Golda Meir, Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt.