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The goal of H-Kentucky is to create an online collaborative environment to facilitate communication and the exchange or scholarly and pedagogical ideas among teachers, researchers, scholars, advanced students, and related professionals (e.g. local historians, librarians, archivists, genealogists), all in an open, democratic, respectful and non-partisan manner. H-Kentucky especially welcomes those who are interested in Kentucky, as well as those in any history/humanities field who live and/or work in Kentucky. 

Recent Content

Kentucky Delegate Pin Badge for Mrs. Harrison G. Foster at NAWSA Jubilee Convention in St. Louis 1919

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.

Connections between Kentucky and Tennessee - history of woman suffrage and voting rights today

KY Woman Suffrage

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:

Celebrating Women's Equality Day in Frankfort, August 26, 2-4 pm

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.