Laura Clay (February 9, 1849 — June 29, 1941) grew up in a large family of activists at a farm in Madison County. Her father, Cassius Clay, was a friend of Abraham Lincoln and ambassador to Russia. Her mother, Mary Jane Warfield Clay, and her sisters all supported the woman suffrage movement, and farming kept them economically independent as they went on in life, whether divorced or married.
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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.
Author: McCommons, Jillean.
Title: "Black Women Are Using the Vote They Fought So Hard to Win."
Publisher: History News Network. 24 December 2017.
Jillean McCommons is a PhD student in the Department of History at the University of Kentucky. This essay connects contemporary voting patterns with the history of black women's work at the national level in supporting the passage of the 19th Amendment.
The Kentucky Historical Society seeks two Graduate Research Associates (GRAs) familiar with 19th century United States history to write short informational entries for the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition (CWGK). GRAs will receive a stipend of $5,000 each and can work remotely from their home institutions.
Author: Smith, Mary Jane.
Title: Constructing Womanhood in Public: Progressive White Women in a New South.
Publisher: Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College Doctoral Dissertations 2626, LSU Digital Commons, 2002.
Liberty Hall Historic Site (LHHS) is seeking applications for a spring 2018 intern. This is a paid internship for an undergraduate or graduate student for about 15 hours per week. The intern will do a variety of work including graphic design, marketing, exhibit development, and general administrative duties for our annual spring fundraiser, Bourbon and Browns, held April 21, 2018.