Put Her On A Pedestal

Monumental Women “Put Her On A Pedestal” Art and History Project

Which suffragist do you think deserves to be put on a pedestal? Now’s your chance to show us. Be a part of this exciting community-driven project. Learn. Draw. Share. Celebrate!

STEP 1 – Pick A Suffragist

Who do you want to honor? Read about the monumental suffragists from our list below or do your own research.

STEP 2 – Download Our Pedestal Template

This is your canvas. Bring your favorite monumental woman to life!

STEP 3 – Create Your Artwork

Get creative! Have fun while learning about and celebrating monumental women who moved history forward.

STEP 4 – Upload It!

Send your artwork to us and we may feature it at our statue’s unveiling ceremony in Central Park on August 26th, 2020.

Watch Our Video To Learn More

Let’s Get Started!

1. Picking a suffragist
Here’s a list to get you started.

2. Download Our Template (or use a plain white piece of paper)

3. Create Your Art
When you’re finished with your heroic suffragist drawing, make sure to write in her name, your name, the date and sign your signature. See some examples below

4. Upload It
We’d love to see your design and learn about who you think deserves to be put on a pedestal. Send us a copy of your design to info@monumentalwomen.org. Some artwork will be displayed at the unveiling ceremony in Central Park!

It took 72 years of fierce struggle for American women to win the right to vote, from the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention to the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. As Carrie Chapman Catt wrote: “It was a continuous, seemingly endless, chain of activity. Young suffragists who helped forge the last links of that chain were not born when it began. Old suffragists who forged the first links were dead when it ended.” We wish to honor all these women and the movement they represented. Few people know the complete, complicated, compelling story. Alice Paul once said that “freedom comes not as a gift but as a triumph.” Monumental Women plans to develop educational materials to tell the triumphant story of woman suffrage to accompany the unveiling of the monument.

We invite you to join Monumental Women and people from across the country in Central Park on August 26, 2020, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, for the unveiling of the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument. The monument depicts Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, and it will be the FIRST statue in Central Park depicting real, nonfictional women! That’s right – there are currently 23 statues in the park depicting real men, but not a single one of real women! Join us as we celebrate women winning the right to vote and finally breaking the “bronze ceiling” in Central Park.