African American Women and Suffrage in Louisville, A StoryMap with Biosketches

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We are very excited to introduce you to the new open access work by Dr. Carol Mattingly that provides great insight on the history of African American Women and Suffrage in Louisville. Dr. Mattingly, Professor Emerita of English at the University of Louisville, has been working for some time in a collaborative effort to find and collect together the evidence of African American women activism in Kentucky's largest city. Emily Barrett, a graduate student at the University of Kentucky, created the ArcGIS Story Map where the information can be found.

The site includes a general essay along with maps showing the locations of homes and burial sites of many of the African Americans portrayed in this project. The bibliography is very useful for those looking for more on this subject. Dr. Mattingly also created biosketches (many include historic photographs) of the following activists (N.B. links are to .pdf file housed in a public Google Drive):

This was a generous effort and labor of love for which we are all grateful as we seek a more diverse and inclusive history of the American suffrage movement. For more details on the support that Dr. Mattingly received as she did her research for the project, please refer to the project website at:

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