Proposed Monumental Women statue in Central Park featuring New Yorker's Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth
At the regularly scheduled monthly Community Board Five meeting on Thursday, October 10, 2019, the following resolution passed with a vote of 33 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:
WHEREAS, There are twenty three statues of historical figures in Central Park, but not one honors a woman; and
WHEREAS, The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund has proposed to install a monumental statue in The Mall in Central Park on Literary Walk, located Mid-Park from 66th to 72nd Streets; and
WHEREAS, The monument will feature Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth, three New York women who fought for Women’s Rights and abolition of slavery; and
WHEREAS, Sojourner Truth is speaking, Susan B. Anthony is organizing, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton is writing, three essential elements of activism.
WHEREAS, The monument will be the first figurative piece depicting real women in Central Park, and the park’s first commemorative sculpture installation since 1965, and
WHEREAS, The monument sits on a granite pedestal, while the statue of the three women is cast in
WHEREAS, The monument will be unveiled on The Mall in Central Park on August 26, 2020, the 100th
anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, when women constitutionally won the right to vote,
WHEREAS, The monument embodies values that Community Board Five cherishes, and it will sit
harmoniously with the other statues along the Literary Walk, therefore be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the proposed statue Monumental
Women in Central Park.