This week marks the 100th Anniversary of women winning the right to vote in New York State. In celebration, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that two new statues of women will be erected.
Sojourner Truth's statue will be on the Empire State Trail in Ulster County near where she was born and lived as a slave in the Hudson Valley. Long Island suffragist Rosalie Jones will also be honored with a statue for her part in passing the 1917 women's suffrage amendment. The Jones statue will be in Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island at another trailside park.