Virtual First Friday – A Simple Justice: Kentucky Women Fight for the Vote with Dr. Melanie Beals Goan
2020 has been a year of commemoration, marking 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. As we close out this season, join us via Zoom* as Dr. Melanie Beals Goan shares deeper insights into the battle for women’s suffrage in the Commonwealth. As her research reveals, in Kentucky, “women’s suffrage was not simply a question of whether women could and should vote; it carried more serious implications for white supremacy and for the balance of federal and state powers — especially in a border state.” In addition to well-known activists such as Laura Clay and Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Goan will introduce “individuals across the Bluegrass State who did their part to move the nation closer to achieving its founding ideals.” Come and join the virtual conversation! Please register here, and you will receive information on how to connect. The registration deadline is 10 am on the day of the event. Questions? Contact us at KHSeducation@ky.gov or call 502-782-8070.
Dr. Melanie Beals Goan is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Kentucky, a specialist in 20th century U.S. history with specific interests in gender, Appalachia/Kentucky, and medicine.
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*TECHNOLOGY: This virtual event will take place via Zoom, an online meeting platform. For optimal experience, guests should connect using a device with a screen, a speaker, and a keyboard. (A web-enabled camera is also nice, but not necessary.) To accommodate guests who may not have access to this technology, a phone number will be provided at registration, so they may dial into the event, and listen to the presentation from any landline or mobile phone. Need help using Zoom? Check out this short video. You can also contact us at KHSeducation@ky.gov or call 502-782-8070 with any questions.