On the second annual She Did Day, Columbia City of Women commemorated the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and announced the location of a public art project.
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Celebrating Women's Achievements
Have you ever noticed that very few cities, streets, and statues are named for women? In Columbia, only 4 percent of our 145 landmarks are specifically named for women. Only one of the 41 streets in downtown Columbia is intended to recognize a woman — Lady Street — yet its name does not reflect the true recipient, Martha Washington. We believe in the power of moving through a city that recognizes women's achievements, which is why we're bringing forward the stories of our city's remarkable women.
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Columbia City of Women Honorees
Henrie Monteith Treadwell
Our work is inspired by an effort led by Rebecca Solnit that reimagined the New York City subway map with stops named after women.
I can’t imagine how I might have conceived of myself and my possibilities if, in my formative years, I had moved through a city where most things were named after women and many or most of the monuments were of powerful, successful, honored women.
South Carolina State Museum - 301 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201