Tent for Woman's Council at Lexington Chatauqua in 1903 organized by FERA

Randolph Hollingsworth's picture

The Kentucky Equal Rights Association together with the Fayette Equal Rights Association organized a program for the Lexington Chatauqua in the summer of 1903 at the Woodland Park in a tent labeled "The Woman's Council." At four o'clock each afternoon from June 30th through July 10th, they offered speakers, teas and receptions as well as "piles of good suffrage literature." The oil portrait of Laura Clay painted by Laura S. Bruce was featured in the special tent pavilion "which was artistically decorated with flags."

The series began with a reception for the Rev. Anna Howard Shaw, soon to become the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The Woman's Council daily program was listed in the 1903 KERA convention report by Mrs. Mary C. Roark, chair of the Woman's Council Committee:



Kentucky Equal Rights Association. "Minutes of the Fourteenth Annual Convention of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association Held at Guild Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, Covington, Ky., November 11-12, 1903." Newport, KY: Davies Print, 1904. (Available online via the Kentucky Digital Library, http://eris.uky.edu/catalog/xt7jsx647g1g_19/viewer)

NOTE: This post is an addition to the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project's digital timeline. You can see the full timeline at https://networks.h-net.org/kentucky-woman-suffrage-timeline.