NVWT marker for Nugent sisters

Randolph Hollingsworth (she/her) Contribution

Image for National Votes for Women Trail marker for the Nugent sisters - Georgia Anne Nugent (c1872-1940), Alice Emma Nugent (1876-1971), and Mollie Nugent Williams (1867-1936). The marker is located at 845 South 6th Street, Louisville, KY 40203
@38.2431721058006, -85.76204922883511

The marker content states: "Nugent Sisters, African American suffragists and community leaders. Advocated for voting rights on local, state & national levels. Lived here 1919-1971. (William C. Pomeroy Foundation 2022, [marker no.] 202)."

They resided at 845 South Sixth Street from 1919-1971, and all were leaders in the educational, civic and political affairs of Louisville. Georgia Anne Nugent was the first president of the Kentucky Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, and she served as an officer in the National Association of Colored Women. The Nugent family hosted many gatherings of local activists as well as famous out-of-town guests, and Alice continued that role after the death of her sisters. For example, when Mary McLeod Bethune visited Louisville in 1941 as director of the National Youth Administration (a New Deal program), she stayed at the Nugent Sixth Street home. The campaign to include this house in the NPS National Register of Historic Places was led by high schooler Laura Bache for her Girl Scout Gold Award. Image courtesy of Gregory Conley.


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