Dear H-Kentucky subscribers,
The Board for the Kentucky Association of Teachers of History (KATH) is seeking volunteer judges for the 2018 Thomas D. Clark Undergraduate Writing Award. The award is one of four student writing awards that will be presented at KATH's annual conference on September 15th at the University of Louisville. Volunteer judges will determine the recipient of this year's Thomas D.
It was with great delight that we found out about the Lifetime Herstory Map - https://www.mylifetime.com/about-lifetimes-herstory-map-a-guide-to-americas-statues-of-women . Sadly, we saw that they only had one Kentucky woman monument on their map: Elizabeth Rogers in Berea, on Boone Street. She was the wife of Berea College principal, John A.R.
Lily Ray Glenn was the daughter of Richard P. Glenn who was born in Todd County, Kentucky. Her visits around the state are recorded in multiple documents, and from these accounts and reports we learn that she was a powerful speaker that kept her audiences’ attention.
According to the Big Sandy News, under the article title, “Woman Suffrage Address Made in Louisa Thursday,” Madeline Breckinridge gave a speech in front of the courthouse in November 1919. Breckinridge addressed several points during her speech, and she informed her audience of the ongoing battle for women’s right to vote.
Laura Rogers White was a well known architect and suffragist from Manchester, Kentucky. She was born on December 11, 1852, the daughter of Daugherty White and Sarah Watts White. She had many accomplishments throughout her career as an architect, and she was able to use her education to achieve those milestones. White attended the University of Michigan from 1871-1874, and received her Bachelors of Science degree with many achievements in, particularly, mathematics.