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"Suffrage Parade Is Biggest Ever Held in Kentucky," Lexington Herald (May 7, 1916), page 1 and 3.

Transcription of "Suffrage Parade is Biggest Ever Held in Kentucky," The Lexington Herald (May 7, 1916), page 1 and continued on page 3.


Lexington Herald, Sunday, May 7, 1916

Suffrage Parade is Biggest Ever Held in Kentucky

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Sarah Clay Bennett's 1897 Report from the Federal Suffrage Committee of NAWSA

Sarah "Sallie" Clay Bennett of Richmond, Kentucky, had spoken before the U.S. Senate Committee on Woman Suffrage in 1894 (see the transcription of her 1894 speech archived in the Library of Congress) on the current legal interpretation of women's citizenship -- specifically mentioning the rights of both black and white women -- but to no avail.

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

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."

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