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Statues of Women Leaders

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Last year, Congress approved moving a 13-ton statue of three
female suffragists from the Crypt of the US Capitol to the
grand Rotunda, which for seven decades has been the
exclusive residence of sculpted men.

But now, as plans are being finalized to move the statue, a
leading African-American women’s group is arguing that any
monument in the Capitol commemorating the women’s suffrage
movement should include Sojourner Truth, a black
abolitionist and 19th century feminist.

GUEST:

GERDA LERNER, a feminist and noted historian. She is
a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin,
Madison, and the author of many books on women’s history.
Her new book is called Why History Matters: Life and
Thought, Oxford University Press.

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