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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Honor the memory of suffragists in New York City at these memorials for the movement’s leading figures.
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.