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Sculpture honoring the vision and activism and Dorchester residents

This bronze piece honors the tenacity of Dorchester citizens who have used their voice and writings to advocate, argue and defend the rights of people to self-determination. The artwork features copies of Lucy Stone’s “The Woman’s Journal”, William Monroe Trotter’s “The Guardian “ and a personal letter of correspondence by Edward Everett. The three quotes which circle the still life include:

“A Glorious democracy depends upon the education of its people.”
Edward Everett, 1851

“It was not possible in such times for a woman to be silent.”
Lucy Stone, 1893

“For Every Right with all Thy Might”
William Monroe Trotter, 1901

Image courtesy of Laura Baring-Gould