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New women's suffrage statue coming to Seneca Falls

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Ripples of Change, designed by renowned sculptor Jane DeDecker, will depict four activists whose work spanned generations, including Laura Cornelius Kellogg, Harriet Tubman, Martha Coffin Wright, and Sojourner Truth. (Photo: Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission)

(WHAM) - A new statue is being installed in the town of Seneca Falls to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

The statue, titled Ripples of Change, is being sponsored by the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission. It features four women whose activism helped to bring women the right to vote in the United States: Laura Cornelius Kellogg, Harriet Tubman, Martha Coffin Wright, and Sojourner Truth.

Sculptor Jane DeDecker is working to create the statue, with help from Haudenosaunee artist Diane Schenandoah. Schenandoah will help to bring the depiction of Kellogg to life. Kellogg was a member of the Oneida Nation and supported women's suffrage efforts.

"The four trailblazers who will be represented in this statue fought for freedom, equality, and the right to have their voices heard and their votes counted. The suffrage centennial in 2020 has provided an unparalleled opportunity to honor the legacy of women like Kellogg, Tubman, Wright, and Truth, and with this memorial, we will ensure their leadership and their contributions to democracy are not forgotten," said Anna Laymon, Executive Director of Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission.

The statue will be unveiled in late summer 2021 along the Seneca Falls River next to the statue titled When Anthony Met Stanton.

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