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Breaking the Bronze Ceiling in USA

Aug. 23, 2018

 

August 21, 2018 02:30 PM

It's Happaning Everywhere - in Lexington, Kentucky, where there are more statues of men, horses, dogs ( and even a camel ) than women, people have finally had enough.

Reporter Tom Eblen wrote - "A century ago, Lexington women were national leaders in the movement to secure civil rights for women, including the 19th Amendment giving them the right to vote. But there are no statues, monuments or plaques in town to honor them. In fact, while Lexington has many monuments to men and horses — and even a dog and a camel — I know of only one significant statue honoring a woman. A bronze Catherine Spalding (1793-1858), founder of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, sits outside KentuckyOne Health St. Joseph Hospital. A non-profit group called Breaking the Bronze Ceiling hopes to change that. The group ...is raising money for a monument to the history of women in Fayette County to be placed in a prominent downtown location during 2020, the centennial of 19th Amendment’s ratification."

 teblen@herald-leader.com

Read more here: https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/tom-eblen/article217066240.html#storylink=cpy

https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/tom-eblen/article217066240.html