A Century of Women's Suffrage


As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, learn about powerful women with Lexington connections who made an impact on their community and their nation.

During this anniversary year, initiatives across the country will recognize noteworthy women and their contributions. Did you know that less than seven percent of the 5,193 monuments in the United States were built to recognize women? Learn about Lexington's efforts to change that statistic with the “Breaking the Bronze Ceiling” initiative.

Lexington Women Who Fought For Equality

Although the details of their fights varied, these nine Lexington women all shared the common goal...

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Lexington Women In Education And The Arts

Using their talents and skills, many Kentucky women rise to positions of influence to impact those...

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Extraordinary Women In History

These Lexington women accomplished great things, often under difficult and unusual circumstances....

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Women Who Ruled Racetracks

Proving that horse racing isn’t just a man’s world, these women stood tall in the horse...

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All photos used for Women 100th are by permission or are in the public domain. Special thanks to the University of Kentucky Archives for their assistance.