Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project seeks partners

Randolph Hollingsworth's picture
Type: 
Call for Volunteers
Location: 
Kentucky, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Historic Preservation, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Political History / Studies

The Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project invites partnerships and contributions to support the mission in celebrating the history of Kentucky and women's roles in fighting for voting rights.

This project includes the development of a unique digital portal with exemplary writing on Kentucky women's history and culture that appeals to both scholars and a general audience of readers. We seek support for contributing local history essays and personal items from family keepsakes that show the wide scope of this history. In 2020 during the centennial celebrations for the passage of the 19th Amendment, we hope to serve as a clearing house for all the local and statewide events on this topic.

Currently, the project uses social media to help connect people around the state and nation in this effort - see the Facebook page at facebook.com/KYwomansuffrage or Twitter feed at twitter.com/kywomansuffrage. The project's signature digital effort is to identify Kentucky’s suffrage sites and connect with a nation-wide Suffrage History Digital Map being developed by the National Collaboration for Women's Historical Sites (NCWHS) in collaboration with the 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative led by the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum and the League of Women Voters. See more on this at http://networks.h-net.org/kywomansuffrage or you can email kywomansuffrage@gmail.com.

Contact Info: 

Randolph Hollingsworth, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky U.S.A. 40506-0032