Twenty-Fourth Annual KERA Convention

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The twenty-fourth annual Kentucky Equal Rights Association convention is held in the Seelbach Auditorium in Louisville. Officers are: Madeline McDowell Breckinridge (President), Mrs. E.L. Hutchinson (First Vice-President), Jessie Firth (Second Vice-President), Mrs. J.B. Judah (Third Vice-President), Laura Clay (Corresponding Secretary), Mrs. R.A. McDowell (Recording Secretary), Mrs. Warfield C. Bennett (Treasurer), Lucy A. Nield (Auditor), Elise Bennett Smith (Member of NAWSA Executive Committee). Participation in the first suffrage parade in the South, at the Perry Centennial Celebration in Louisville is one of the events from the previous year the organization makes note of. Plans for the coming year are to have locals reach out to newspapers, more suffrage essay contests, getting speakers at teachers institutes, have booths at county fairs, increase participation by women in school elections and sending members door-to-door to spread the word and increase membership. Many local reports are received from locations including: Anderson County, Ashland, Franklin County, Louisville, Kenton County, West Point, Hardin County, Fayette County, Warren County, Davies County, Mason County, Bell County, Harrison County, McCracken County, and Hopkinsville.


Resources:

Kentucky Equal Rights Association. Report of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Convention of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association Held at Louisville, Kentucky November 20, 21, and 22, 1913. Louisville: Westerfield-Bonte Co.