1911 NAWSA Convention in Louisville

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The annual National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Convention of 1911 takes place in Louisville at the De Molay Commandery Hall from October 19th through October 25th. Speakers from Kentucky include Laura Clay, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Eliza Calvert Obenchain, and Patty Blackburn Semple. NAWSA First Vice-President Catherine Waugh McCulloch describes her thoughts on the state as such: "Kentucky is proud of what her men named Clay have done in the past but it is a pleasure to us to know that today when Kentucky wants anything done she appeals to a woman who is either Clay by name or Clay by blood." 

Ida Husted Harper, ed., The History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 5, (New York: J.J. Little and Ives Company, 1922), 310-331. Quote from page 312.