The monument will be dedicated to three civil rights activists.
In the famous Central Park of New York for the first time, there will be a monument dedicated to women. The City Commission made this decision.
The Park has 23 monuments in honor of men who have contributed to history, but there is no monument to real women, although many statues are depicting female figures and fictional characters.
The monument, which is scheduled to open in August 2020, will be dedicated to three civil rights activists: Susan Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth.
The work of sculptor Meredith Bergman is to pierce the so-called “bronze ceiling” in a Park with a 166-year history.
The original design of the monument, designed by Bergman, was criticized because it depicted only Anthony and Stanton. Critics pointed out that African-American woman also played an important role in the fight for women’s suffrage. After that, the sculptor changed the project, adding a Truth’s figure.