The 15th Amendment is ratified February 3, 1870. Again, like the 13th and 14th Amendments before it, the 15th Amendment is not ratified by the Kentucky legislature at the time. This amendment to the U.S.
Churchill Weavers collection research funding opportunity from the Kentucky Historical Society.
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is seeking applications for the KHS research fellowship program for the fall 2017 cycle.
The celebration of 1916 National Suffrage Day was planned far in advance by the Fayette County Equal Rights Association and included a parade on the morning of May 6, 1916, in Lexington, Kentucky.
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.
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."