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Madeline McDowell Breckinridge Chautauqua Program

April 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

| Free

The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club will sponsor Kelly Brengelman’s portrayal of Madelaine McDowell Breckenridge as part of the Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua series on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Anderson County Senior Citizens’ Center, 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg. The program is free to the public, and the club will provide refreshments for attendees at the conclusion of the program.

Madeline McDowell Breckinridge
“Votes for Women!”
Madeline McDowell Breckinridge — or Madge as she preferred — was both a state and national leader of the woman’s suffrage movement, and was highly instrumental getting Kentucky to ratify the 19th Amendment, granting American women the right to vote. Born in Franklin County and raised in Lexington as the great-granddaughter of Henry Clay, Madge was expected to dedicate her life to public service — but she surpassed every expectation. While her biggest triumph was the women’s suffrage movement, Madge was also a progressive reformer who worked tirelessly to advance the living conditions of the poor, established educational programs, changed the outlook of child welfare and juvenile rehabilitation, and promoted the need for tuberculosis research. Unafraid and non-apologetically, 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.

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April 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Anderson County Senior Center
160 Township Square
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 United States
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