We are gearing up to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment's ratification in 1920 - join us! Here are some ways to get involved:
Write a biographical sketch on your favorite suffragist and send it to email@example.com for it to get published on our websites.
Use the KWSP biosketches (https://networks.h-net.org/kentucky-woman-suffrage-biosketches) and timeline (https://networks.h-net.org/kentucky-woman-suffrage-timeline) to
* write a skit about an important event in your local area.
* create a poster about a local suffragist
* give an oral presentation at your local club meeting
Don't see your favorite book or primary source resource on the Bibliography Project website (https://networks.h-net.org/kentucky-woman-suffrage-bibliography)? Send it in with your comments about how you feel it is helpful in understanding the history of women suffrage.
Reply to our KWSP blog posts on H-Kentucky. Be sure and subscribe (it's free!) to H-Kentucky first.
Add a geographical point from your locale on our Kentucky "Votes for Women" Trail: https://networks.h-net.org/kentucky-woman-suffrage-trail
Review the KWSP Timeline - https://networks.h-net.org/kentucky-woman-suffrage-timeline - and work with youth to build their own timeline focusing on their local history.
Use your creative skills to re-create a suffrage song and send it in to your local newspaper to raise awareness of the 2020 centennial commemoration. Here are some ideas on what to do:
* use modern lyrics set to a modern tune
* draw a comic strip, advertisement, poster, pen-ink sketch
Encourage your local group to conduct a "treasure hunt" for suffrage heirlooms. Document valuable suffrage memorabilia and urge the owners to safely store them. If individuals are interested, take a photo of the item and send it in along with a short description to firstname.lastname@example.org so it can be published in the KWSP database. Or, if they are interested in donating their items/collection, let us know and we can provide a list of reputable institutions that might be interested in the kind of items found.
Join in a "suffrage parade" - there are several being planned and they need participants to hold banners, wear suffragist colors/sashes and sing suffragist songs:
* in Frankfort - contact Sylvia Coffey at email@example.com
* in Lexington - contact Doraine Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org
* in Louisville - contact Genie Potter at email@example.com
Use the teaching resources for your classroom or club meetings:
* for high school students or adults - https://networks.h-net.org/kywomansuffrage/teaching-kwsp
* for youth in primary and middle school - coming soon!
Are you planning an event to celebrate the history of Kentucky women's suffrage? Tell us about it and we can add it to our announcements on the KWSP Facebook page, in the H-Kentucky network and other promotional materials statewide. Use this webform to let us know details: https://goo.gl/forms/jY0LMjZ4TdX0dS4a2