A new statue honoring women will debut in New York City sometime soon, but it will depict the old standbys: Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Not that there’s anything wrong with these women. It’s just that there are so many other early women’s rights advocates who could use the publicity, particularly women of color.
It’s been quite a controversy and some concessions have been made. Five boroughs, for instance, will be acquiring statues of black women who have contributed to New York history, including Elizabeth Jennings Graham, Shirley Chisholm and Billie Holiday.