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A Simple JusticeKentucky Women Fight for the Vote$
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Melanie Beals Goan

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813180175

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813180175.001.0001

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To Frankfort

To Frankfort

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(p.39) 3 To Frankfort
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A Simple Justice
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Melanie Beals Goan

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813180175.003.0004

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.

Keywords:   Josephine Henry, Eugenia Farmer, Married women's property laws, Higher education, Constitutional Convention

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