Suffrage Parade on Main Street, Lexington, 6 May 1916

Randolph Hollingsworth (she/her) Contribution

Image of marchers - suffrage activists dressed in white - in the Suffrage Parade on the morning of May 6, 1916, finishing the parade on Main Street in Lexington, Kentucky. The nearly 1000 marchers of men, women and children had started at Gratz Park, marched from Third Street to Broadway, south on Broadway to Main Street to the Union Station and back west again to Cheapside. There the orator Walter J. Millard gave a speech on behalf of the Fayette County Equal Rights Association, organizers of the parade, which according to the Lexington Herald was the "biggest ever held in Kentucky."

This photo is prominently placed under the banner of The Lexington Herald on the front page, next to the article "Suffrage Parade is Biggest Ever Held in Kentucky," and over the photo of Dorothy Fitzgerald and her sister in the "golden chariot."

"Suffrage Parade on Main Street, Miss Dorothy Fitzgerald Bugler, and her little sister driving her golden chariot," Lexington Herald, May 7, 1916, page 1. Photo from newspaper archived at the University of Kentucky, courtesy of UK Special Collections and Research Center.