Updating the Face of America

Adding Women In The National Statuary Hall Collection

Equal Visibility Everywhere is currently working on honoring Harriet Tubman, Juliet Gordon Lowe, and Alice Paul with statues in the National Statuary Hall Collection.

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Harriet Tubman, Abolitionist and Activist
Juliette Gordon Lowe, Founder - Girl Scouts of the USA
Alice Paul, Suffragist Leader

Only 9 Out Of 100 Statues In The Collection Honor Women

McLeod Bethune statue
Nilda Comas, a Florida artist, works on a clay version of the Mary McLeod Bethune statue to be installed in Statuary Hall in Washington.

The National Statuary Hall Collection is one of America's most prominent memorials to outstanding citizens. Located in the U.S. Capitol Building, The Collection features 100 statues of distinguished Americans, two from each state. In Statuary Hall, the original House Chamber, there is only one statue of a woman out of 38 statues displayed.

 

There are nine statues of women and ninety-one statues of men in the entire Collection which is displayed throughout the Capitol. Equal Visibility Everywhere's “Put a Woman in Statuary Hall” project is dedicated to correcting this gender representation imbalance. Currently, Equal Visibility Everywhere is leading efforts in multiple states to replace statues of men with statues of women in the National Statuary Hall Collection.

In addition to the nine women currently in the collection, five more women are slated to join The Collection ...

  1. Daisy Bates (Arkansas),
  2. Mary McLeod Bethune (Florida),
  3. Amelia Earhart (Kansas),
  4. Willa Cather (Nebraska),
  5. Barbara Johns (Virginia).

Our Reccomendations of Women To Be Honored

Contact Us to help add a statue of one of these women to the  National Statuary Hall Collection.  Let’s not stop until we have fifty statues of noteworthy women in the hall.

  1. Alaska - Susan Butcher - Iditarod Winner
  2. California - Sally Ride - Astronaut and Physicist
  3. California - Dian Fossey - Primatologist
  4. Conneticut - Harriet Beecher Stowe - Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  5. Georgia - Juliette Gordon Lowe - Founder of the Girl Scouts
  6. Illinois - Betty Friedan - Mother of Modern Women’s Movement
  7. Maine - Margaret Chase Smith - First Women to Serve in Both Houses of Congress
  8. Maryland - Clara Barton -Founder of the American Red Cross
  9. Maryland - Harriet Tubman - Conductor on the Underground Railroad
  10. New Hampshire - Mary Baker Eddy - Founder of The Christian Science Church
  11. New Jersey - Alice Paul - Suffragist - Founder of the National Women’s Party and Author of the Equal Rights Amendment
  12. New York - Eleanor Roosevelt -First Lady of the United States and Chair of UN Human Rights Commission
  13. New York - Grace Hopper - Computer Scientist and a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy.
  14. New York - Shirley Chisholm - First African American Congresswoman
  15. Ohio - Annie Oakley - Sharpshooter and Philanthropist
  16. Oklahoma - Wilma Mankiller, Chief Cherokee Nation
  17. Pennsylvania - Margaret Mead - Anthropologist
  18. Pennsylvania - Louisa May Alcott - Author
  19. West Virginia - Katherine Johnson - NASA Mathematician