The Barbourville Equal Rights Association is founded. The group has 30 members including officers: Mrs. M.A. Tinsley (President), Mrs. M.S. Costello (Vice President), Miss Ada Franklin (Secretary), Mrs. J.H. Tinsley (Treasurer) and Prof. J.P. Faulkner (Leader of Lessons).
Kentucky Equal Rights Association, Journal of the Ninth Annual Convention of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association, October 14 and 15, 1897, Guild Hall, Trinity Church, Covington, KY, (London: Mountain Echo, Steam Job Rooms), 23.