Georgia Anne Nugent

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Project Name:
Kentucky Woman Suffrage

Name of Historic Site:
Eastern Cemetery

Event(s)/Use associated with woman/group/site:
Burial site of Georgia Anne Nugent (1873-1940)

County:
Jefferson

Town/City:
Louisville

Zip Code:
40204
Street Address: 
641 Baxter Avenue

Associated Organization:
Staff Archaeologist, Department of Archaeology, University of Louisville is the guardian of Eastern Cemetery

Years of Importance:
1880-1894
1894-1912
1912-1920
Geographic Location: 
Your Affiliation: 
Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project

Additional Comments:

Georgia Anne Nugent (1873 or 1875 - 1940) of Louisville was the founding president of the Kentucky Association of Colored Women's Clubs. She served also an an officer in the National Association of Colored Women. She died on November 25, 1940 in her home on Sixth Street in Louisville, and the Louisville Women's Improvement Club was renamed the Georgia A. Nugent Improvement Club in her honor. She is buried in the Eastern Cemetery on Baxter Avenue in Louisville.


Reference source of Information:
McDaniel, Karen Cotton. "Local Women: The Public Lives of Black Middle Class Women in Kentucky before the 'Modern Civil Rights Movement,'" PhD diss., University of Kentucky, 2013. Available online at UKnowledge, <https://uknowledge.uky.edu/history_etds/22>. Mattingly, Carol. “African American Women and Suffrage in Louisville,” (23 October 2020) Arc GIS Story Map, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. <https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/770f9123d9584795916a12282bdf0865>