Working across racial boundaries in Bell County for women's suffrage

While updating items on the Kentucky "Votes for Women" Trail digital map, I came across a wonderful bit of information reported by Stella Thompson Helburn, secretary for the Bell County Suffrage League, to the Kentucky Equal Rights Association convention in 1915.

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


Thirtieth Annual KERA Convention

The thirtieth and final convention of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association is held in Lexington and Frankfort. The final officers of the organization are: Madeline McDowell Breckinridge (President), Christine Bradley South (First Vice President), Margaret Weissinger Castleman(Second Vice President), Caroline Leech (Third Vice President), Mrs. Herbert Mengel (Corresponding Secretary), Jessie Firth (Recording Secretary), Rebecca R. Judah (Treasurer), Mrs.

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