Central Park in New York City/Photo courtesy of Pixabay
Central Park currently has 22 statues of historical figures, none of which are women. Sure, there’s a statue of Mother Goose, and the famous Alice in Wonderland bronze, but no real-life women are commemorated within the park.
But that’s all about to change.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, a statue of two famous suffragettes, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, will be erected on the park’s famed Literary Walk in 2020.
According to a notice from the Parks Department, the statue will be called the “Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument,” and “will honor the memory of the many others who worked tirelessly to advance women’s rights, including Sojourner Truth, Lucy Stone, Mary Church Terrell, Anna Howard Shaw and Ida B. Wells-Barnett.”