This statue and historical marker commemorate the historic 1851 meeting between women's rights activists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who were introduced to each other by fellow activist Amelia Bloomer. Susan and Elizabeth are depicted at the moment they shook hands for the first time, with Amelia looking on. On the ground next to the statue is the historical marker, which provides information about the meeting.
The meeting began a long friendship and partnership between Elizabeth and Susan, both of whom became leading social and women's rights activists during the 19th century. Among the many causes they supported, women's right to vote was the one they championed the most. Although they did not live to see this dream come to fruition, they, along with fellow activist Lucretia Mott, laid the foundation on which women's rights movement ultimately achieved its goal in 1920 with the ratification of the 19th Amendment.