Following criticism over the historical accuracy of previous proposals, the statue was revised again to reflect differences of opinion between abolitionist Sojourner Truth, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
How New York Women, from Village Bohemians to Suffragettes, Won the Right to Vote
In 1917, female New Yorkers were finally invited to the polling booths. An exhibition at the New-York Historical Society argues this victory was largely due to the local activism of the bohemians of Greenwich Village.
New York State Plans Statues of Sojourner Truth and Rosalie Jones
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced today that statues of Sojourner Truth and Rosalie Jones would be erected on state property.
Central Park’s First Statue of Historic Women Will Honor Two Suffragettes
On the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York state, the Parks Department dedicated a site for a forthcoming statue of two of the movement’s leaders: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
The British Pennies Defaced in Protest by a Suffragette
A 1903 penny on view at the British Museum features the words “Votes for Women” letter-stamped by a suffragette over the face of the king.
Celebrate Voting Rights at These Suffragists’ Graves in New York City
Honor the memory of suffragists in New York City at these memorials for the movement’s leading figures.
A Look at the Suffrage Movement With the UK’s First Female Photojournalist
In 2009, a striking collection of some 2,000 black-and-white photographs went up for auction at Sotheby’s, but unfortunately it failed to sell.