It was with great delight that we found out about the Lifetime Herstory Map - https://www.mylifetime.com/about-lifetimes-herstory-map-a-guide-to-americas-statues-of-women . Sadly, we saw that they only had one Kentucky woman monument on their map: Elizabeth Rogers in Berea, on Boone Street. She was the wife of Berea College principal, John A.R.
Lily Ray Glenn was the daughter of Richard P. Glenn who was born in Todd County, Kentucky. Her visits around the state are recorded in multiple documents, and from these accounts and reports we learn that she was a powerful speaker that kept her audiences’ attention.
According to the Big Sandy News, under the article title, “Woman Suffrage Address Made in Louisa Thursday,” Madeline Breckinridge gave a speech in front of the courthouse in November 1919. Breckinridge addressed several points during her speech, and she informed her audience of the ongoing battle for women’s right to vote.
Laura Rogers White was a well known architect and suffragist from Manchester, Kentucky. She was born on December 11, 1852, the daughter of Daugherty White and Sarah Watts White. She had many accomplishments throughout her career as an architect, and she was able to use her education to achieve those milestones. White attended the University of Michigan from 1871-1874, and received her Bachelors of Science degree with many achievements in, particularly, mathematics.
The Kentucky Association of Teachers of History (KATH) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Thomas D. Clark Undergraduate Writing Award. The award recognizes outstanding undergraduate research papers completed at a Kentucky university or college during the 2017-2018 academic year. The winner will receive $100 and a certificate to be presented at the 2018 KATH conference on September 15th at the University of Louisville. For more details, see http://KATH-online.org.
Call for Papers
Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
Special Issue: “Beyond the War on Poverty: New Perspectives on Appalachia since 1970”
Kathryn Newfont (University of Kentucky)
As part of the planning for the 2020 Commemorations for Women's Suffrage Centennial here in Kentucky, the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project is interested in identifying the individuals who attended the signing of the ratification bill in Kentucky for the "Susan B. Anthony" Amendment.
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This just in from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education:
CPE report shows 7.4 percent increase in undergraduate credentials, degrees
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) — Kentucky’s colleges and universities are on track to increase the educational attainment of the state’s working-age population from 45 percent of the population with a postsecondary credential to 60 percent by the year 2030.