KENTUCKY WOMAN SUFFRAGE PROJECT

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ABOUT THE KENTUCKY WOMAN SUFFRAGE PROJECT

Kentucky has been an important part of the history of the fight for voting rights since the earliest days of its creation as a state. This site celebrates Kentucky women’s suffrage history with key historical events and people from every part of the Commonwealth. Raising awareness about the historical record of woman suffrage, especially as played out in Kentucky, can raise awareness about voting rights today. Greater awareness about our past and present improves the chances for increased voter participation rates. We hope too that this work supports change that will grant more citizens access to the ballot box – with the long term goal of becoming a more democratic nation. We invite you to become informed, inspired and involved with the history and future of women’s voting rights. Funding for this site is provided by The University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare.
How much do you know about Kentucky Suffrage?
Hover over the photo for the answers & visit the GALLERY OF SUFFRAGISTS to meet the women involved in the Suffrage movement in Kentucky.
ANSWER: Kentucky HOME
What state in the U.S. first passed a statewide law granting women the right to vote?

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ANSWER: Kentucky HOME
In what Southern state was the first national suffrage convention held south of the Mason-Dixon line?

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In what Southern state was the first woman to campaign for a statewide office?

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Photo credit: Laura Clay and group marching for the Madison, Fayette, and Franklin Kentucky Equal Rights Association, at Democratic National Convention in St. Louis. Laura Clay Photographic Collection, Box 1, item 3. University of Kentucky, Lexington KY.