Monument to Women’s Suffrage (New York City)

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Title

Monument to Women’s Suffrage (New York City)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Women's Sufferage
Subject (Name)
Truth, Sojourner, c. 1797-November 26, 1883
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, November 12, 1815-October 26, 1902
Anthony, Susan B., February 15, 1820-March 13, 1906
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

In July 2018 the Monumental Women Statue Fund unveiled a planned Central Park monument to women’s suffrage, featuring Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. The announcement was met with widespread criticism for, not only its exclusion of African American women but the whitewashing of both Anthony and Staton’s classism and racism. In response to the criticism, Sojourner Truth was added to the design.

The redesign now features Anthony, Stanton, and Truth engaged in dialogue around a table. However, as the NYtimes notes “more than 20 academics objected [to the re-design] in a letter that the grouping would be misleading because the white suffragists’ rhetoric “treated black intelligence and capability in a manner that Truth opposed.”"

Creator

Bergmann , Meredith

Source

Bergmann, Meredith

Date

Forthcoming

Contributor

Public Design Commission; Monumental Women Statue Fund

Relation

To read more about the redesign, click here.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Coverage

Central Park, New York City (planned)

Alternative Title

Women’s Rights Pioneer Monument

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

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Original Format

Sculpture

Citation

Bergmann , Meredith, “Monument to Women’s Suffrage (New York City),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed May 25, 2020, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1201.

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