PSA - Foster Ockerman, Jr. is Walter J. Millard at Suffrage Open Air Meeting at Cheapside, May 6, 1916

Randolph Hollingsworth's picture


Loading Video...

A Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the upcoming Gallery Hop (July 21, 2017) hosted by the Lexington History Museum. The PSA was recorded at Lexington Community Radio on July 7, 2017, by Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth, coordinator for the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project, and Mr. Foster Ockerman, Jr., President and Chief Historian of Lexington History Museum, Inc. Mr. Ockerman is recreating a small piece of the speech given by suffragist orator Walter J. Millard in Cheapside plaza in Lexington on May 6, 1916, after a large suffrage parade that morning through the downtown area. The parade was organized by the Fayette County Equal Rights Association and was considered the largest suffrage parade in Kentucky at the time. See the KWSP Blog post by Dr. Joanna Lile on this historic event. To see the contemporary story of the event, read the transcription of the Lexington Herald's 1916 newspaper report posted on H-Kentucky here.