This week, 100 years after the 19th Amendment granted the right to vote to women, this gorgeous statue of Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton was unveiled. It’s the first of real women from history in Central Park, and it’s long overdue. The fight continues, and we will not rest until all adults in this country can exercise their right to vote with ease.
This statue was created by artist, Meredith Bergmann. It’s so moving to see in-person that I teared up. These heroines are still very much with us. Another statue of Sojourner Truth was unveiled last week in my hometown of Highland, New York, in the Hudson Valley. I haven’t seen in yet but I look forward to seeing it soon.