Madeline McDowell Breckinridge speaks in Louisa, KY 1919

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, 1852-1929, Laurel County

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.

KATH 2018 Thomas D. Clark Undergraduate Writing Award Call for Nominations

The Kentucky Association of Teachers of History (KATH) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Thomas D. Clark Undergraduate Writing Award. The award recognizes outstanding undergraduate research papers completed at a Kentucky university or college during the 2017-2018 academic year. The winner will receive $100 and a certificate to be presented at the 2018 KATH conference on September 15th at the University of Louisville. For more details, see http://KATH-online.org.

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Help identify women in photo with Governor Morrow signing KY ratification of 19th Amendment

As part of the planning for the 2020 Commemorations for Women's Suffrage Centennial here in Kentucky, the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project is interested in identifying the individuals who attended the signing of the ratification bill in Kentucky for the "Susan B. Anthony" Amendment.

Kentucky on track to reach goal of 60% of working-age adults with a postecondary credential by 2030

This just in from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education:

CPE report shows 7.4 percent increase in undergraduate credentials, degrees

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) — Kentucky’s colleges and universities are on track to increase the educational attainment of the state’s working-age population from 45 percent of the population with a postsecondary credential to 60 percent by the year 2030.


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