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Posted on: July 8, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Great Americans Project unveils latest statue

Former Liberty Mayor Greg Canuteson and The Great Americans Project Board of Directors unveiled the third life-size bronze statue in downtown Liberty honoring men and women in American history. The statue of Susan B. Anthony was unveiled in historic downtown Liberty on July 3, on the 100th anniversary of the Missouri ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Missouri Governor signed a resolution ratifying the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on July 3, 1919. By August 1920, 36 states had ratified the amendment giving women the right to vote.

Susan B. Anthony joins two other Great Americans statues in and around downtown Liberty.  The first, a life-size bronze sculpture of George Washington, was unveiled in 2013 and stands proudly atop a pedestal at a park on the corner of Lightburne and Mill streets, pointing the way to William Jewell College. The life-sized statue of literary icon and Missouri native Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, was unveiled at the corner of Kansas and Missouri Streets in 2016. All three of these statues were made possible through the private fundraising efforts of Canuteson and The Great Americans Project Board of Directors plans to continue introducing more sculptures in the coming years.

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