10/5/2019: The National Sculptors' Guild has loaded up NSG Fellow Jane DeDecker’s “The Arkansas Nineteenth Amendment Memorial” bronze sculpture with its custom designed granite and stainless-steel base and are headed to Little Rock Arkansas... Fable is supervising the load.
Stay tuned for pics of the installation.
The sculpture celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, Granting Women the Right To Vote. Depicting notable activists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Stanton Blatch, Alice Paul, and Ida B Wells.
Jane customized the composition for the Arkansas placement, by including additional historic figures; two of the suffragettes who helped lead the movement in Arkansas. Josephine Miller Brown and Julia Burnell Babcock aka Bernie Babcock
In 1919, Arkansas became the 12th state to approve the 19th Amendment.
The Arkansas 19th Amendment Memorial will be dedicated October 10th at 11am in the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Plaza at Little Rock's Riverfront Park
This 5-ft version (minus the two extra figures) is the Maquette "Stand" for DeDecker's Every Word We Utter 20+ft Monument proposed for placement in DC with bills currently being passed through the various points of legislature.
So many more phenomenal women were involved in this movement than depicted here. We honor them all with gratitude for the steps they made for ours and future generations.
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The National Sculptors' Guild placed Fellow Jane DeDecker's "Harriet Tubman" in Mesa, Arizona in 1995.
The bronze sculpture honors the great contributions of the renowned abolitionist and her role in the Underground Railroad, helping to free hundreds of slaves in the mid 1800's from the American South to Canada. The figurative artwork depicts Tubman walking and holding the hand of a young boy. DeDecker captures both compassion and a steely determination in the features of Miss Tubman’s face. The folds of their clothes indicate that the two are on a journey.
Included on the bronze base is the quote... “Children, if you are tired, keep going; if you’re hungry, keep going; if you’re scared, keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.” -Harriet Tubman
NSG Public Art Placement 33
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