Marian A. Spencer Statue

History of Marian A. Spencer Statue 

It was Alice Schneider’s idea. After finding out that the City of Cincinnati didn’t have a single statue to honor a woman, she decided it was high time to change that. And when she considered what woman should be given that honor, she immediately thought of her fellow Woman’s City Club member and tireless human rights activist — Marian Spencer.

That was back in May of this year, just a few months before Spencer died on July 9, at the age of 99. Schneider asked their shared friend Dot Christenson if she would ask Spencer if she would want to have a statue to commemorate her life. When Spencer said “I would be honored to have a statue in my honor,” and signed a statement to that effect, Schneider hit the ground running to get the Woman’s City Club on board, start fundraising, find a sculptor and pin down a location.  READ MORE

MARIAN A. SPENCER  STATUETTES NOW AVAILABLE
Marian A. Spencer Statuettes are available for purchase! These 10 inch high statuettes are replicas of the original statue at Smale Riverfront Park.

The cost is $75 each and the proceeds will go to the Marian A. Spencer Scholarship Fund administered by Woman’s City Club.
Contact Alice Schneider at aliceschneider@womanscityclub.org or Woman’s City Club at wcc@womanscityclub.org. Once purchased the statuettes can be picked up at Woman’s City Club office 103 Wm. H. Taft Rd.  Call first 513-751-0100

Purchase Today $75

Statue Campaign News Coverage:

WLWT Channel 5 story: https://www.wlwt.com/article/statue-to-honor-civil-rights-icon-marian-spencer/29445077

WVXU 91.7 FM story and interview: https://www.wvxu.org/post/statue-honoring-marian-spencer-coming-smale-park#stream/0

WCPO Channel 9 story: https://www.wcpo.com/news/our-community/civil-rights-icon-marian-spencer-to-be-honored-with-life-sized-statue-along-cincinnati-riverfront

WXIX Channel 19 story: https://www.fox19.com/2019/10/11/local-club-city-leaders-announce-fundraising-efforts-build-statue-honoring-marian-spencer/

WKRC Channel 12 story: https://local12.com/news/local/group-raising-money-for-marian-spencer-statue

CNN news Cincinnati’s first statue of a named woman honors civil rights activist Marian Spencer https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/us/marian-spencer-cincinnati-statue-trnd/index.html

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nba/marian-spencer-statue-dedication/vp-AALvVl2

https://www.fox19.com/2021/06/28/statue-honoring-civil-rights-activist-community-icon-revealed-smale-riverfront-park/