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Central Park Just Unveiled Its First-Ever Statue of Real Women - Marie Claire

How's that for breaking the bronze celling?

By Bianca Rodriguez

Aug 26, 2020

Photo by Timothy A. Clark / Getty Images

Exciting news: Central Park has finally unveiled a statue commemorating real-life women—the first of its kind in Central Park's 160-year history. The statue is called the Women's Rights Pioneers Monument and pays tribute to Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth. The only other female statues featured in the park are fictional characters, such as Alice in Wonderland and Juliet from Romeo and Juliet. The statue comes during the same week that our country honors the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. (This, however, didn't originally include all women.)

It took seven years for the monument to finally get a spot in the park. The Monumental Women organization said they received over 1,000 donations to fund the statue. One of the groups who donated was a Girl Scouts troop who put their cookie money towards the bronze monument, per Forbes.

Read more in Marie Claire.

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