This chapter focuses on women's growing presence in the halls of power in Frankfort. The movement in the 1890s was centered less on obtaining the vote and more on passing legislation to more broadly empower women: age of consent laws, a woman's property act, and higher education reform. This chapter covers the 1890, 1892, and 1894 legislative sessions as well as the 1890-1891 constitutional convention. It introduces Eugenia Farmer and Josephine Henry, who along with Clay will be Kentucky's most active suffragists. It also discusses Kentucky women's first attempts to run for office.
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