NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – After making history as champions of the women’s rights movement, three women leaders are about to do it again.
Soujourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton will be honored with Central Park’s first statue depicting female historical figures.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested In Deadly Stabbing Of Yonkers Store Owner Ruben Martinez
The non-profit group Monumental Women helped gain approval from the city for the project.
A city commission gave it the green light on Monday.READ MORE: Caught On Video: Gunmen Seen Opening Fire As They Run Down Brooklyn Sidewalk
“It’s not often that you get the chance to be part of something that’s truly historic,” said Pam Elam, president of Monumental Women. “I’m very proud to say now is the time.”MORE NEWS: Police: Woman Shoved Against Car And Sexually Abused By Would-Be Robber In Brooklyn
The statue will be unveiled next August, marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States.