Dr. Melanie Goan and the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project


Dr. Melanie Goan

I have been heavily involved in the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project, which has created a number of digital tools at H-Kentucky - https://networks.h-net.org/KyWomanSuffrage.  I have been developing an open source collection of suffrage biographies and with assistance from an undergraduate intern, we are creating an interactive county-level map of suffrage activity and a time-lapse video that shows growth (and retrenchment) of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association from 1888-1920.  We are hoping these digital tools will help curious individuals learn more about suffrage in their own communities across Kentucky and through crowd-sourcing will offer an avenue to expand knowledge about local suffrage work.


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