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Friends of the Library Annual Meeting and Kentucky Chautauqua Program

5 p.m. Thursday. The program will include the Kentucky Chautauqua presentation of “Madeline McDowell Breckinridge:Votes for Women!” featuring Kelly O’Connell Brengelman, an exclusive presentation of Kentucky Humanities. The presentation will be followed by the FOTL annual meeting. This event will be held in the Community Room. All are welcome to attend.

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About the presentation: Madeline McDowell Breckinridge — or Madge, as she preferred — was both a state and national leader of the women’s suffrage movement, and was highly instrumental in Kentucky’s ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting American women the right to vote. Born and raised in Kentucky, Madge, the great-granddaughter of Henry Clay, was expected to dedicate her life to public service – but she surpassed every expectation. Unafraid and unapologetic, Madge used every opportunity to reach anyone who would listen. She recited countless speeches and marched in many demonstrations, calling for “Votes for Women” – and proudly cast her ballot in the U.S. Presidential Election of 1920. Learn about this suffragette and social reformer and see history come to life through Kentucky Chautauqua.

Kentucky Humanities is an independent, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Kentucky Humanities is supported by the National Endowment and private contributions. For information, visit www.kyhumanities.org or call 859-257-5932.