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For the first time since the civil rights movement there is a national reckoning around race in America. More Up seeks to participate in this reckoning by finding creative ways to honor the voiceless, the minimized, the ignored. Phase I is the erection of the “Mothers of Gynecology” monument, to honor the sacrifice of Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey, the enslaved experimental subjects of the so-called “father of gynecology,” J. Marion Sims.

The 15' “Mothers of Gynecology” monument will stand not far from where Sims’s experiments were conducted. The monument will act as a first step toward teaching and reimagining the true story of the nation, facing the injustice of the past and honoring the courage of overlooked heroes.

PROJECT GOALS:

  • Create a 15-foot public monument honoring Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey’s contribution to medical science

  • Convey Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey’s humanity by telling their story and giving them a voice

  • Depict the barbaric practices common under slavery

  • Provide a counter-narrative to the false history of slavery that permeates our culture

  • Transform visitors’ perspective by enabling them to walk in Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey’s shoes

  • Change current racist practices so that women of color will receive equal, high quality medical treatment

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FOR CHECK DONATIONS BY MAIL:

Faith Crusade Ministries
c/o The More Up Campus
17 Mildred Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

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Anarcha, Lucy & Betsey Monument to honor a loved one.

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of Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey, the "Mothers of Gynecology"

by artist Michelle Browder

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