30th Convention Kentucky Equal Rights Association - Program

50W29: "Thirtieth Convention of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association" Program, box 1, folder 3 of the Mary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers, 1910-1950, bulk 1920-1932 (bulk dates), University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

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Thirtieth Convention of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association

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School suffrage loses steam in Kentucky legislature amid statewide educational reforms

The Kentucky legislature's reform of public education in 1908 with the Sullivan Law establishing high schools and truant officers in every county did not include returning school board franchise to women. By 1900 sixteen other states had already passed school suffrage for women and women in Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming exercised their rights to full suffrage.

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