Laura Clay

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Project Name:
Kentucky Woman Suffrage

Name of Historic Site:
White Hall

Event(s)/Use associated with woman/group/site:
Childhood home of Laura Clay.

County:
Madison

Town/City:
Richmond

Zip Code:
40475
 
Street Address: 
500 White Hall Shrine Road

Associated Organization:
Kentucky State Parks

Years of Importance:
1792-1879
1880-1894
Geographic Location: 
Your Affiliation: 
Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project

Additional Comments:

Childhood home of suffragist sisters Mary Barr Clay, Sallie Clay Bennett, Laura Clay, Annie Clay Crenshaw - Susan B. Anthony visited here when touring Kentucky.

Laura Clay was a founding member of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association and served as President of the organization from 1888-1912. She was also active at a local level, acting as President of the Fayette Equal Rights Association, and on a national scale as a member and officer of the NAWSA. Clay became the face of the woman suffrage movement in Kentucky.