Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States

The Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States is a freely accessible, searchable online database with crowdsourced biographical sketches of grassroots woman suffrage activists coordinated by Thomas Dublin and published by Alexander Street Press.  Its URL is  It has just been updated and now includes about 2,600 biographical sketches of black women suffragists, supporters of the National Woman's Party, and activists

ANN: WVCI's National History Day grants for student prizes in Kentucky

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:

 Woman suffrage headquarters in Upper Euclid Avenue, Cleveland in 1912

League Of Women Voters, U.S. Records. Woman suffrage headquarters in Upper Euclid Avenue, Cleveland--A. at extreme right is Miss Belle Sherwin, President, National League of Women Voters; B. is Judge Florence E. Allen holding the flag; C. is Mrs. Malcolm McBride. Cleveland Ohio, 1912. Photograph.

ANN: Paul Tenkotte in a free online event lecture with Q&A focusing on NKy suffragists, June 9, 6 pm

Northern Kentucky women were influential in both the Kentucky and national movements for women’s suffrage. In celebration of the National Women’s Vote Centennial join Northern Kentucky University (NKU) in restoring the names and actions of these brave women to the hallowed halls of history. The NKU 6@6 Lecture Series presents Dr. Paul A. Tenkottee in giving a half-hour Zoom lecture, followed by a half-hour of questions/interaction. The event is free and open to the public.

A Simple Justice: Kentucky Women Fight for the Vote by Dr. Melanie Beals Goan

KY Woman Suffrage

            When considering the women’s suffrage movement, most Americans think of iconic national figures like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. However, the fight for the right to vote was by no means monolithic.

Biography of Louise Parlin Lillard, 1876-1965

Louise A’Glaire Parlin was born March 13, 1876 in Pensacola, Florida.  She was the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Stella Barton Parlin.  The family later moved to Newport, Kentucky and it is there that she married William Franklin Lillard “one of the wealthiest young men in central Kentucky" and the son of a prominent distiller on February 5, 1896.  The newlyweds settled n

Re: Votes for Kentucky Women: A Student Activity Book

Huge contribution to educate Kentuckians---thank you. Great diversity in activities: puzzles, drawings, etc. Something for every kind of learning mode, Super how-to outline to run for office. Clear distinction between states' rights & federal amendment. Designing a monument brilliant idea. On and on. Congratulations for a job well done--Genie Potter

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