October 23, 2019

Celebrate the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Your City!

On January 6, 2020, Kentucky will celebrate the centennial of our state's ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women's right to vote in the U.S. Constitution. The Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission has developed a Centennial Planning Toolkit that provides background on the 19th Amendment and recommendations for events and activities to help with local centennial planning. 

State contact Doraine Bailey said that many city/county museums and historical societies are already working on projects and events. Other groups are local League of Women Voters, Democratic and Republican womens groups, Daughters of the American Revolution groups, and extension homemakers. So, local governments may be able to pull together a workgroup to plan an event any time during 2020.

Although Kentucky ratified the 19th amendment on January 6, Bailey said celebrations don't need to be limited to that date. For instance, Frankfort's library is hosting a monthly film series and Louisville is celebrating with their Pegasus Parade.

You can see and follow upcoming these events at the KWSP facebook page.

Kentucky contact: Doraine Bailey, MA, IBCLC- 859-373-9457