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The Filson Historical Society, supported in part by the Thomas Walker Bullitt Perpetual Trust, announces its 2021 bien
With the intricacies of the case surrounding the killing of Breonna Taylor, Louisville has caught the attention of an international community of peace and justice activists watching events unfolding in the U.S. Black Lives Matter movement. This scrutiny has influenced the creation of a new digital project focusing on the history and impact of slavery in the U.S. in particular as it manifested in Kentucky.
"From Bardstown to Broadway: The Road to Votes for Women" YouTube videos (see URL for playlist of all the videos) by Looking for Lilith Theatre Co. in Louisville, Kentucky.The series includes the following:
For National History Day, 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative provided grants to state history day programs which funded prizes for projects on the suffrage movement. For the National History Day competitions in Kentucky, the following prizewinning students earned WVCI grants for the Kentucky Historical Society:
Author: Ann Taylor Allen
Title: Woman Suffrage and Progressive Reform in Louisville, 1908-1920
Publication: Ohio Valley History 20 (Spring 2020): 54-78.
N.B. This issue is available for a short time online, free and open via The Filson Historical Society website: https://filsonhistorical.org/wp-content/uploads/OVH_SPRING_20_MUSE.pdf
Submitted by Allison B. Cruise, graduate student: University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Some questions have come up recently about examples within the Kentucky suffrage movement of black and white women working together to secure voting rights.
Randolph Hollingsworth has written about one instance in 1915 in Bell County as reported in the Kentucky Equal Rights Association Minutes. You can find information about it here: https://networks.h-net.org/node/2289/blog/2195693/working-across-racial-boundaries-bell-county-womens-suffrage