Delegate badge and ribbon for Mrs. Harrison G. [Elizabeth Dunster Gibson] Foster, Kentucky delegate to the 50th National American Woman Suffrage Association convention held in St. Louis, Missouri (March 24-29, 1919). The image was taken by Van Meter Pettit, Mrs. Foster's descendent, who has the badge pin in his personal collection.
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Carolyn Verhoeff was born in Louisville in 1876. Her father, Herman Verhoeff, an immigrant from Germany, built and owned a grain elevator among his other business interests; her mother, Mary J Verhoeff, was a native Kentuckian.
This post was co-written by Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth (coordinator for the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project) and Dr. Margaret Spratt (coordinator for the Tennessee entries for the Women and Social Movements in the U.S. project on woman suffrage) as they consider a proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities for a community outreach project to include both Kentucky and Tennessee:
This just in from Sylvia Coffey, Women Suffrage Celebration (of Frankfort)
Women’s Equality Day commemorates passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the right to vote to women. The amendment was first introduced in 1878 and passed August 26th, 1920. In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day.
The 15th Amendment is ratified February 3, 1870. Again, like the 13th and 14th Amendments before it, the 15th Amendment is not ratified by the Kentucky legislature at the time. This amendment to the U.S.