Madeline McDowell Breckinridge President of KERA

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In 1912, the position of President of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association passes from Laura Clay to Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, a prominent Lexington social reformer. Breckinridge is the second President elected since the organization's founding in 1888. Breckinridge holds the position until 1915. 


Resources:

Kentucky Equal Rights Association, “Report of the Twenty-Third Annual Convention of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association Held at Lexington, Kentucky in the Arts Club Building October 24th and 25th, 1912,” pg.  7. Included in the Minutes of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association held at the University of Kentucky.

Kentucky Equal Rights Association, “Report of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Convention of Kentucky Equal Rights Association Held at Lexington, Kentucky November 8, 9, and 10, 1915.” pg. 2. Included in the Minutes of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association held at the University of Kentucky.

Melba Porter Hay, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South (Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2009), 158.