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Where are the women? New effort to give them just due on monuments, street names

(CNN) -- Lady Liberty is one of the United States' most famous symbols. But this female personification of freedom and hope stands virtually alone in a sea of male-centered monuments that dot the American landscape.

The relative lack of women represented in landmarks, public sculptures and street names has spurred a wave of efforts -- from congressional commissions to individual initiatives -- trying to bring about change.

Of the 5,575 outdoor sculpture portraits of historical figu

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