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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

Debate between Laura Clay and Madeline McDowell Breckinridge over the Anthony Amendment

Debate before the Woman’s Club of Central Kentucky
October 18th, 1919
Won by the Negative - Miss Clay.


That Both Sections of the Anthony Federal Amendment Constitute the Proper Method of Extending Suffrage to Women.

AFFIRMATIVE: Mrs. Desha Breckinridge,
President of State Equal Rights Association

Citizens Committee for State Suffrage Amendment is formed

On Wednesday, June 8, 1910, Laura Clay, Elizabeth Dunster Gibson (Mrs. H.G.) Foster, Alice Bronston Oldham, and Elizabeth Burgess McQuaid for the Citizens Committee for State Suffrage Amendment. Led by Clay, who resigned as president of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association, the Citizens Committee set up headquarters at 130 North Upper Street in Lexington. The other three women resigned from the Fayette County Equal Rights Association.

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.