Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth, assistant provost at the University of Kentucky and historian, will present a program titled "Toward Equality: A History of Kentucky Women and Voting Rights." The talk will focus on the history of Kentucky women's role in building the momentum for the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. The families of Lexington and Fayette County--black and white--raised several generations of activists who pushed for women's rights throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. Intriguing characters, scandals and dissenting voices--all provide a view of Kentucky history rarely discussed.
Part of the Lexington History Museum Speaker Series, the program is free and open to all.
Dr. Hollingsworth is also working with the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project, which is the topic of the July 21, 2017, LexArts HOP exhibit from 5-8 p.m. in the offices of the Lexington History Museum, Suite 312, The Square, 401 West Main St. in Lexington.