KERA is Founded

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At the American Woman Suffrage Association annual convention in Ohio, the Kentucky Equal Rights Association is founded. Representatives from Fayette and Kenton County come together to form the organization, and elect Laura Clay as their first President. Other officers of the new organization include Ellen Battle Dietrick and Mary Barr Clay as Vice-Presidents, Eugenia B. Farmer as the corresponding secretary, Anna M. Deane in the position of recording secretary, and Isabella H. Shepard as treasurer. 


Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper, editors, History of Woman Suffrage vol. 4 (Indianapolis: The Hollenbeck Pres, 1902), 665-666.