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Call for Volunteers! Celebrate Women's Equality Day by adding to our new KY Woman Suffrage portal pages

WE NEED YOU! Calling all H-Kentucky subscribers! In celebration of Women's Equality Day and with the wonderful programming and designer support from the H-Net office, we here at H-Kentucky are proud to announce the official launch of the

"Women's Equality Day" Garden Party, 5:30 p.m. August 26, Frankfort

This just in from Sylvia Coffey, Woman Suffrage group in 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 26, 1920.   In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day.

Britton, Mary E. “Woman’s Suffrage: A Potent Agency in Public Reforms.” The American Catholic Tribune, July 22, 1887, p.1, cols. 3-5.

Author:  Britton, Mary E.      

Title:  “Woman’s Suffrage: A Potent Agency in Public Reforms.”          

Publisher: The American Catholic Tribune, p.1, cols. 3-5.

Date:  July 22, 1887

Tenth Annual KERA Convention

The tenth annual Kentucky Equal Rights Association convention is held at the Courthouse in Richmond. Officers include: Laura Clay (President), Mary Barr Clay (1st Vice President), Mary Cramer (2nd Vice President), Sallie M. Hubbard (3rd Vice President), Mary C. Roark (Corresponding Secretary), Kate Rose Wiggins (Recording Secretary), and Isabella H. Shepard (Treasurer). Local organizations from Madison County, Kenton County, Arlington, Bowling Green, Louisville, Hickman, and Fayette County each submit reports.