Kentucky Woman Suffrage Association, 1881 Constitution and Charter Members

Randolph Hollingsworth (she/her) Blog Post

As part of the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project, H-Kentucky offers images of the original Constitution of the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Association (KWSA) adopted on October 27, 1881 - with many thanks to Sarah Dorpinhaus, Director of Digital Services in the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. The Kentucky Woman Suffrage Association was founded after an American Woman Suffrage Association meeting in Louisville. The KWSA was the first woman suffrage organization to represent a state in the South. Similar to the AWSA, the KWSA encouraged men to be members and that "No

enlightenedWhat do we want? We want people to pay attention to our concerns about inequalities, injustices, and civil rights. How do we do that? We carry signs and banners, wear t-shirts and buttons, pass out flyers, give speeches and sometimes free food to bring attention to an issue that matters to us. It takes considerable effort to mobilize people to march and parade for a cause while publicly displaying their grievances, concerns, and advocacy for a social movement. Yet, every day around the world people take to the streets in this festive manner to demonstrate how serious they are about particular

angeldevil In October, I searched the Internet for parade and parade-like events related to Halloween, Zombie Walks/Crawls, and Day of the Dead. The number of events worldwide was astounding, from rural to suburban and urban settings, the visual and text documentation of these events and the people who attended them was extensive. Initially, I thought I would focus on the popularity of dead themed costumes in these events, but I found myself spiraling into thoughts about death and the realities of death, leading me to think, this is so depressing. Why would playing dead be fun, when actual death is not

blush winkHave you thought about character costumes, mascots, or uniforms in parades affiliated with a recognizable brand? It might not be your first thought when seeing a bunch of people in Wonder Woman costumes striking poses, Smokey Bear waving from a truck bed, or a big faux fur bird, bear, or alligator mascot in sports jersey walking with a marching band in a parade. Maybe some people are thinking intellectual property (IP) thoughts of trademarks, copyright, and other legal concerns when seeing any branded entity in a parade, but not me. Yet, my mind veered to these thoughts while watching a

The A.B. Gray Veteran's Memorial

Daniel Fandino Blog Post
Subscriber Wyatt Reader contributes this family photo depicting the A.B. Gray Veteran's Memorial in Lynwood Park, Lynwood, California. The artillery piece appears to be a French designed Canon de 155mm Grande Puissance Filloux. The photo dates from the late 1940s or early 1950s.