Central Park, New York’s bucolic treasure, is home to 22 statues of men, but none of real women. (There are statues of Alice in Wonderland, Mother Goose, and Juliet). The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Susan B. Anthony Central Park Statue Fund has set out to correct this grievous error, and is planning on placing a statue honoring these two pioneers near the 77th Street entrance to the park, directly across from the NY Historical Society.
The time is right for such an honor; this year marks the 200th anniversary of Elizabeth Cady’s Stanton’s birth, and plans are underway to celebrate the centennials of woman suffrage in New York in 2017, and throughout the nation in 2020. Placement of this statue will also help to recognize the efforts of so many other women who worked for suffrage, including Long Island’s own, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont and Harriot Stanton Blatch.
Please log on to the website for more information; there is also a link for donations, which are sorely needed to see this dream become reality.www.centralparkwherearethewomen.org.