Some Members of the Kentucky Delegation to the 1920 Democratic National Convention

Photograph of some members of the Kentucky Delegation to the 1920 Democratic National Convention at which Laura Clay and Cora Wilson Stewart were nominated as candidate for President - left to right:

State Board of Health License for Dr. Mary Ellen Britton, 1902

With gratitude to Mrs. Yvonne Giles of the Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum, Inc., Lexington, Kentucky, who shared this scan of the license granted to Dr. Mary Ellen Britton to practice medicine in Fayette County, Kentucky.  The license is dated August 25, 1902 - making Dr. Britton the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Fayette County.

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling

Logo for the Breaking the Bronze Ceiling campaign in Lexington, Kentucky. Their goal is to have a monument in place - in a prominent downtown Lexington location - in 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. See more about this initiative and get updates from their Facebook community page:

Mary C. Roark, 1896

Mrs. Mary Creegan Roark (Of Lexington, President of Lexington Sorosis). "Women at the Polls In Lexington Last Fall." Courier-Journal (May 17, 1896) [clipping in Laura Clay Papers, Box 18, folder 18, University of Kentucky Special Collections and Research Center].

The clipping, describing the successful school board elections in Lexington of the fall of 1895 and the installation of the new board, included a short biography of Mrs. Roark, under the subtitle: "A Successful Candidate" as follows:


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