Title: Laura Clay and group marching for the Madison, Fayette, and Franklin Kentucky Equal Rights Association, at Democratic National Convention in St. Louis, [n.d.], , [n.d.].
Publisher: Laura Clay Photographic Collection, Box 1, item 3. University of Kentucky, Lexington KY.
See details on the photo in the Kentuckiana Digital Library's catalog: http://kdl.kyvl.org/catalog/xt7sbc3svg22_1_4.
This photo shows the response from Kentucky when the National American Woman Suffrage Association demonstration called "The Golden Lane" - where a line of women protested on the sidewalks with their state suffrage banners on both sides of Locust Street. The convention delegates had to walk through this silent protest demonstration for the twelve blocks from the party headquarters to the convention in the St. Louis Coliseum on opening day of the Democratic National Convention in June 14, 1916. Reports of more than 2,000 women lined Locust Street in white dresses and “votes for women” sashes, and carrying yellow parasols (see more in Missouri Law and the American Conscience). The NAWSA leaders insisted the protesters say nothing to the delegates. The convention did not endorse the "Susan B. Anthony amendment" as the NAWSA had hoped, and instead adopted a general plank urging states to enact woman suffrage.