Georgia Anne Nugent (1873-1940), Louisville educator and clubwoman

Georgia Anne Nugent (15 May 1873 – 28 November 1940), first president of the Kentucky Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, served as an officer in the National Association of Colored Women. She taught for more than forty years in the segregated Louisville public school system, volunteered as a Baptist Sunday-school teacher for half a century, and participated in many charity works and fundraising campaigns for the community.

Kentucky suffragist in England for the Great Pilgrimage of 1913

KY Woman Suffrage

The constant interplay in the suffrage movement between "conservative" women or to the more radical groups is an interesting point of analysis in understanding the complexity of how disfranchised people organized to win their rights. Radicals across the globe took on the originally derogatory term of "suffragette" - and the more mainstream suffragists would go to great lengths to show they were not part of any of that.

Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, "A Mother's Sphere" (New York: National Woman Suffrage Pub. Co., Inc., May 1917)

Author: Madeline McDowell Breckinridge

Title: "A Mother's Sphere"

Publisher: New York: National Woman Suffrage Publishing Company Inc., May 1917

Image courtesy of U.K. Special Collections Research Center from pamphlet in Madeline McDowell Breckinridge Papers, 1867, 1888-1923. 52M3: Box 5, folder 42. University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center, Lexington, Ky. 

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