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Veteran Feminists of America
The VFA Pioneer Histories Project: Pam Elam

Thirteen PBS
MetroFocus: Trailblazing firefighter Brenda Berkman
April 17, 2023

San Diego Union Tribune
It’s time to celebrate our exceptional women
March 27, 2023

GW Today
Breaking the Bronze Ceiling
March 22, 2023

NY State Museum
Donation Ceremony of the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument
March 9, 2023

Governor Kathy Hochul’s Message (1:20)

IATSE: The Union Behind Entertainment
IATSE Celebrates Women’s History Month
March 31, 2022

Woman who paved the way for women in FDNY is still on a mission
March 25, 2022

Montclair Magazine
Monumental Women From Montclair
Spring, 2022

Gov. Kathy Hochul Bolsters a Woman’s Right to Choose
September 13, 2021

Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver looks back on seven years at the helm
July 13, 2021

West Side Rag
Suffragette Statue Celebrated as Increasingly Vital Symbol
March 31, 2021

Pam Elam, President of Monumental Women — WOMEN OF THE YEAR: 9 amazing women who changed NYC for the better this year.

CBSN New York
Vice President Kamala Harris Makes History On Inauguration Day
January 20, 2021

Arts In The City
A stunning new bronze statue has gone up in Central Park. Believe it or not, it is the first statue based on real women in the parks history.
November 18, 2020

The New York Times
Placing Women on a Different Sort of Pedestal
October 21, 2020

September 23, 2020

Women’s Media Center
The Group Monumental Women Wants to Break the ‘Bronze Ceiling’
September 15, 2020

Black News Channel
Central Park Monument Honors Women
August 28, 2020

See the first statue of women in Central Park unveiled live on TODAY
August 26, 2020

Central Park is unveiling a statue of women’s rights pioneers. It’s the park’s first statue of real women
August 26, 2020

Good Morning America
Central Park unveils 1st statue to honor female pioneers
August 26, 2020

Descendants of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth honor suffrage activists
August 25, 2020

The Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument
August 24, 2020

WCBS 880 Radio
Central Park’s 1st Statue Depicting Real Women To Be Unveiled This Week
By Peter Haskell August 24, 2020

Good Morning America
After more than 160 years, Central Park gets 1st statue honoring real-life women
By Katie Kindelan, August 21, 2020

Breaking the ‘Bronze Ceiling’: New York’s Central Park Unveils First Statue Honoring Women
By Alexandra Schonfeld, August 18, 2020

Democracy After the 19th Amendment: 100 Years of Women Voting
August 14, 2020

The New York Times
For Three Suffragists, a Monument Well Past Due
By Alisha Haridasani Gupta, August 6, 2020

New York Post
Monument of women’s rights pioneers coming to Central Park this summer
By Dean Balsamini, June 27, 2020

Downtown Magazine
Pioneering Women in New York City
By Jeff Simmons, May 25, 2020

Weirton Daily Times
‘Breaking the bronze ceiling’ in Central Park
By Janice Kiaski, April 19, 2020

BP Brewer open house highlights women’s history events
By Megan McGibney, March 4th, 2020

Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument: First statue of real-life women to be unveiled in Central Park
By Emily Sowa & Brett Cohen, March 1, 2020

Hudson River Radio’s Let’s Talk History
Monumental Women’s president Pam Elam, and sculptor Meredith Bergman discuss the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument, the Woman Suffrage movement, women in art, and why we must continue the fight for full equality
January 29, 2020

Fox 5 NY
Sculptor finishing Central Park women’s monument
By Stacey Delikat, December 14, 2019

news12 Connecticut
Ridgefield woman crafting Central Park statues of iconic women
December 4, 2019

WSHU | For NPR News
Connecticut Sculptor Brings First Women’s Monument To Central Park
By Cassandra Basler, December 4, 2019

CBS New York
CBS2 Gets Exclusive Studio Tour As Sculptor Creates First Statues Depicting Real-Life Women For Central Park
November 25, 2019

NY Daily News
Statue of limitations: After the overdue approval of a new Central Park monument, let’s get smarter next time
By NY Daily News Editorial Board, September 23, 2019

Global Citizen
NYC’s Central Park Is Getting Its First Statue Ever Honoring Influential Women
By Leah Rodriguez, October 22, 2019

City approves design for Central Park’s first statue of women
By Devin Gannon, October 22, 2019

City Approves Central Park’s First Monument Honoring Women
By Brendan Krisel, October 22, 2019

WNET New York, All Arts
After lengthy delay, City approves Central Park statue of women
By Britt Stigler, October 22, 2019

New York Post
Central Park to get its first statue honoring women – and they’re arguing
By Julia Marsh, October 21, 2019

NYC commission gives green light to monument honoring leaders of Women’s Suffrage movement
By Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech, October 21, 2019

Daily Mail
Statue of civil rights icons Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth will be the first monument to honor women who left their mark on history in New York’s Central Park
By Ralph R. Ortega and Associated Press, October 21, 2019

Associated Press
Central Park to get first statue honoring women
By Verena Dobnik, October 21, 2019

CBS New York
Central Park To Welcome Monument To Women’s Rights Movement Champions
October 21, 2019

The Guardian
New York’s Central Park to erect first sculpture honoring women
October 21, 2019

Press Release (PDF)
New York City Public Design Commission Approves First Statue Depicting Real Women in Central Park
October 21, 2019

NY Daily News
Statue of limitations: While the Public Design Commission stalls one worthy monument to female heroes of history, Chirlane McCray’s chosen ones remain on the fast track
By NY Daily News Editorial Board, September 20, 2019

NY Daily News
Fearless women: Build a Central Park statue to Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
By NY Daily News Editorial Board, September 16, 2019

NY Daily News
Build this monument already: Central Park awaits a beautiful statue honoring women’s rights pioneers
By Gale Brewer, September 16, 2019

Press Release (PDF)
Monumental Women’s Statue Fund Announces Redesigned First Statue of Real Women in Central Park, Featuring Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth
August 12, 2019

WBAI Radio
LISTEN: Interview with Monumental Women Board Member Namita Luthra
City Watch with host Jeff Simmons, August 4, 2019

LISTEN: Erie Canal tugboat named in honor of suffrage leader Cady Stanton
By Beth Adams, May 17, 2019

Hudson Reporter
‘Susan B. Anthony’ joins the fleet
By Mike Montemarano, July 25, 2019

CBS Sunday Morning
Putting Women On a Pedestal
May 26, 2019

Here’s The Shirley Chisholm Monument Coming To Brooklyn In 2020
By Jen Carlson, April 24, 2019

Fordham News
Volunteers Attempt to Fill the Gender Gap on Wikipedia
By Tom Stoelker, March 8, 2019

Hearing On New York City Monuments
Testimony From The Stanton And Anthony Statue Fund And Our Monumental Women Campaign
City Council, City Hall, February 25, 2019

Robin Morgan
Women’s Suffrage(s)– Part 1
By Robin Morgan, February 11, 2019

The story behind Harlem’s trailblazing Harriet Tubman sculpture
By Lucie Levine, February 8, 2019

Future Hindsight (Podcast)
Pam Elam and Namita Luthra
August 24, 2018

Democrat and Chronicle
Lynn Sherr: Statue of NO limitations
August 23, 2018

Bronze Barrier Broken
August 8, 2018

Central Park’s first monument to real women to honor many who fought for the right to vote
By Nicole Brown, July 30, 2018

The Guardian
‘It’s about time’: Central Park’s first historical female monument to arrive in 2020
By Nadja Sayej, August 2, 2018

New-York Historical Society
“Breaking the Bronze Ceiling”: The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument
July 24, 2018

Statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony coming to Central Park
By Van Tieu, July 20, 2018

Fox 5 News
The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund
July 19, 2018

First Central Park Statue to Depict Real Women Coming in 2020
By Sarah Kolodny, July 24, 2018

First Ever Central Park Statue To Honor Women
July 20, 2018

NY Daily News
Sculptor chosen to design the first statues of real women in Central Park
By Mikey Light & Joe Dziemianowicz, July 19, 2018

Here’s The First Statue Depicting Real Women In Central Park, Coming In 2020
By Jen Carlson, July 20, 2018

Central Park To Build A Monument to Commemorate Real Women At Last
By Paulina Cachero, July 20, 2018

Central Park Patch
Design For Central Park’s First Monument To Women Revealed
By Brendan Krisel, July 20, 2018

6sqft Blog
Design unveiled for Central Park’s first statue dedicated to real women
By Lucie Levine, July 20, 2018

Business Wire
The Statue Fund Announces The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument Design Competition Winner
July 19, 2018

NY Daily News
Correcting monumental injustices: Slowly but surely, our public spaces are getting the statues that women deserve
By Lynn Sherr, July 16, 2018

Library Of Congress
Archival Materials of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton Now Online at Library of Congress
March 27, 2018

PR Newswire
Old Navy “Flower Empowers” NYC’s Historical Female Statues In Celebration Of International Women’s Day
March 8, 2018

The Five Female Historical Statues In New York City Are Decorated For International Women’s Day
By Elana Lyn Gross, March 8, 2018

New York Daily News
Old Navy decorates female statues in NYC with flowers in honor of International Women’s Day
By Leonard Greene, March 8, 2018

Extra TV
Old Navy ‘Flower Empowers’ Female Historical Statues for International Women’s Day
March 8, 2018

Time Out New York
Fearless Girl and NYC’s statues of women are decked out in flowers today
By Clayton Guse, March 8, 2018

Women In The World
Johnnie Walker substitutes ‘Jane Walker’ mascot in honor of Women’s History Month
March 1, 2018

Scottish Field
Johnnie Walker Releases New Jane Walker Whisky Label
February 28, 2018

The Telegraph
8 businesses that are supporting women this International Women’s Day
By Sameeha Shaikh and Jamie Johnson, March 8, 2018

PR Newswire
Johnnie Walker Launches Johnnie Walker Black Label The Jane Walker Edition, Donating $1 For Every Bottle Made To Organizations Championing Women’s Causes
February 26, 2018

Finalists for Central Park women’s suffrage monument unveiled
By Lisa L. Colangelo, March 14, 2018

West Side Rag
Finalists Chosen to Craft Elizabeth Cady Stanton/Susan B. Anthony Statue in Central Park, as Girl Scouts Contribute
March 15, 2018

Central Park Patch
Final Designs Selected For Central Park’s First Statue Of Women
By Brendan Krisel, March 14, 2018

Press Release
The Statue Fund Announces Finalists for The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument
March 8, 2018

Ms. Magazine
Monuments Matter: Seeking Sacred Space to Remember Women’s History
By Namita Luthra, December 11, 2017

Chelsea Now
Monument to Suffrage Pioneers to Break Central Park ‘Bronze Ceiling’
By Tequila Minsky, November 20, 2017

The Villager
On NYS Suffrage’s Centennial, Celebrating New Push to Honor Pioneers
By Tequila Minsky, November 16, 2017

West Side Rag
How West Side Rag — and Mostly New York Life — Helped Break Ground for a Groundbreaking Statue
By Carol Tannenhauser, November 8, 2017

Central Park Patch
New Central Park Statue To Commemorate Women’s Suffrage Movement
By Brendan Krisel, November 7, 2017

NY1 News
Monument To Honor Women’s Suffrage To Be Placed In Central Park
By Angi Gonzalez, November 7, 2017

Central Park’s Literary Walk to house women’s suffrage monument
By Lisa L. Colangelo, November 6, 2017

Women’s Suffrage Monument Planned For Central Park
By Lauren Glassberg, November 06, 2017

The New York Times
Why We Should Put Women on Pedestals
By Julia Baird, September 4, 2017

Inside the Push for More Public Statues of Notable Women
By Maya Rhodan, August 17, 2017

Town & Country
There are no Female Statues in Central Park
By Natalina Lopez, June 29, 2017

Sexism in Central Park?
April 6, 2017

Where are the women? New effort to give them just due on monuments, street names
By Shachar Peled, March 8, 2017

Time Out New York
Eight Badass Women Who Are Making A Difference
By Taya Kenny, March 9, 2017

Women You Should Know
Why These Girl Scouts Are Fighting For Monumental Change In NYC’s Central Park
March 1, 2017

TIME for Kids
Where are the Women?
March 2017

Women You Should Know
Public Service Announcement for the Statue Fund
February 21, 2017

Huffington Post Parents
These Girl Scouts are Fighting Sexism in Central Park
By Caroline Bologna, January 31, 2017

The Gothamist
There Are Nearly 150 Historical Male Statues In NYC, And Only 5 Female Statues
By Jake Offenhartz, January 18, 2017

New York Daily News
Girl Scouts Hope to Turn Central Park into Suffragette City with Statues of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton
By Stephen Rex Brown, January 11, 2017

Girl Scouts Make Push to Erect Suffragette Statues in Central Park
By Roger Clark, January 11, 2017

Inside Philosophy
Ever Wonder Why There are so Few Public Statues of Women? This Funder Did
Kiersten Marek, December 29, 2016

DNA Info
Push to Bring First Women’s Monument to Central Park Gets $500K Boost
By Emily Frost, November 29, 2016

Business Wire
The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund and the New York Life Insurance Company Join Forces to Break The Bronze Ceiling in New York City’s Central Park
November 28, 2016

Where are Statues of Women in Central Park?
By Baruch Shemtov, October 13, 201

Associated Press – The Big Story
Bronze ceiling: Girls Seek Statue of Woman for Central Park
By Verena Dobnik, October 9, 2016

Time Out New York
This Campaign Wants to Build the First-ever Monument to a Woman in Central Park
By Jillian Anthony, October 4, 2016

WABC TV Channel 7 Eyewitness News
Girl Scout Troop Campaigning for Female Historical Statue in Central Park
By Lucy Yang, October 3, 2016

DNA Upper West Side & Morningside Heights
Girl Scouts Give Boost to Push for Monument to Women in Central Park
By Emily Frost, October 3, 2016

West Side Rag
Group Raising Money to Create First Statue of Woman in Central Park
August 26, 2016

Central Park Patch Community Corner
Volunteer Group Raising Money to Build First Central Park Statue Honoring a Woman
By Brendan Krisel,  August 24, 2016
It’s Way Too Hard to Find Statues of Notable Women in the U.S.
By Danny Lewis, February 29, 2016

Women’s Media Center Live
Statue Fund President Pam Elam interview
By Robin Morgan, September 25, 2015

WAMC’s 51 %
Statue Fund Vice President Myriam Miedzian interview
By Allison Dunne, September 25, 2015
Central Park Has 22 Statues of Historical Figures. Every Single One is a Man.
By Erin Blakemore, July 22, 2015

Where are the statues of (real) women in Central Park?
By Kristina Behr, July 14, 2015

CBS News
Movement on to get women’s suffrage pioneers bronze statues in Central Park
By Lou Young, July 13, 2015 Cut
Central Park does not have any statues of actual historical women
By Erica Schwiegershausen, July 13, 2015

New York Times
Fighting to bring women in history to Central Park
By Chadwick Moore, July 12, 2015

Chicago Maroon
Enstating statues in honor of women on campus would combat national patriarchy.
By Asya Akça, March 3, 2015

New Haven Register
Forum: Time to see more real women in public spaces
By Rhea Hirshman, November 17, 2014

Not one woman gets her own pedestal among Central Park’s statues
By Chloe Angyal, September 5, 2014

Women’s Voices For Change
The Campaign to honor real women in Central Park’s statues
September 3, 2014

Why are there no real female icons represented in Central Park?
By Marcie Bianco, September 2, 2014

Women You Should Know
She’s taking on New York City to fight a 150-year-old injustice to women
August 27, 2014

Huffington Post
Time to remember the ladies in Central Park
By Myriam Miedzian & Gary Ferdman, March 18, 2013

New York Times
Put More Women on a Pedestal
By Lynn Sherr, June 14, 1993