Josephine Henry Women’s Suffrage Marker Dedication
The fourth women’s suffrage marker in Kentucky included on the National Votes for Women’s Trail (NVWT) will be dedicated at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25. The marker commemorates suffrage leader Josephine Henry and will be unveiled at the Josephine Henry Home, 210 Montgomery Ave. in Versailles, Ky.
Henry co-founded the Kentucky Equal Rights Association in 1888. She was the first woman to run for statewide office in Kentucky and is credited with the passage of the 1894 Kentucky Married Woman’s Property Act. In 1895, she served on Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s The Woman’s Bible revising committee.
Coline Jenkins, a descendant of Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Dr. Kathi Kern, author of Mrs. Stanton’s Bible and Associate Professor of History at the University of Kentucky; and Aloma Dew, historian will address guests. The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Chorus will perform suffrage music. The Woodford County Historical Society will host a reception immediately following the marker dedication ceremony at their office located at 121 Rose Hill Drive in downtown Versailles.
HOME OF SUFFRAGIST, AUTHOR,
ORATOR AND TEACHER WHO
LOBBIED FOR EQUAL RIGHTS
FOR ALL WOMEN.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2018