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When Mary Elliott Flanery (D-Catlettsburg) of Boyd County took her seat in the lower house of the General Assembly in January 1922, she was the first female state legislator elected in Kentucky and the first female legislator elected south of the Mason–Dixon line. The 1921 state elections in the South were crucial in justifying the fight for women's right to participate in electoral politics. The elections in Boyd County (for the Kentucky House of Representatives District No.
For National History Day, 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative provided grants to state history day programs which funded prizes for projects on the suffrage movement. For the National History Day competitions in Kentucky, the following prizewinning students earned WVCI grants for the Kentucky Historical Society:
This just in from Karen Lanier, digital project manager at the International Museum of the Horse:
Ten teacher representatives have joined the Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry project to develop teaching modules.
Northern Kentucky women were influential in both the Kentucky and national movements for women’s suffrage. In celebration of the National Women’s Vote Centennial join Northern Kentucky University (NKU) in restoring the names and actions of these brave women to the hallowed halls of history. The NKU 6@6 Lecture Series presents Dr. Paul A. Tenkottee in giving a half-hour Zoom lecture, followed by a half-hour of questions/interaction. The event is free and open to the public.
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