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Kentucky Chautauqua’s Kelly Brengelman will present her “Madeline McDowell Breckinridge: Votes for Women!” program at Thistle Cottage on October 19 at 7 p.m.
Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, the great-granddaughter of Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, was a crucial figure in the fight for women’s suffrage in Kentucky in particular but also in the nation at large. Breckinridge fought tirelessly for women’s right to vote and finally, with the ratification of the 19th Amendment, earned the right to vote in the 1920 presidential election.
Breckinridge was also influential in securing many other social reforms, including improvement of living conditions for the poor, educational programs, tuberculosis research, child welfare and juvenile rehabilitation.
Kentucky Chautauqua is a presentation of the Kentucky Humanities Council with local funding provided by the Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation.