Let’s Talk | Bridging the Divide: What is a Vote Worth?

Tuesday, September 8
6 -7 p.m.

What is a vote worth? With the November election drawing near, we tackle that question as we commemorate the centennial of a woman’s right to vote, look at the recent bipartisan agreement on absentee ballots in Kentucky’s primary elections, and address ongoing concerns about voter suppression. Panelists include Joshua Douglas, Professor at the University of Kentucky’s College of Law; Michael Adams, Secretary of State (KY); Rick Green, Editor of The Courier Journal; Sadiqa Reynolds, President of the Louisville Urban League; and Amina Elahi, City Reporter at WFPL. Co-moderated by Rachel Platt and Renee Shaw, host of KET’s Kentucky Tonight. Register at www.fraziermuseum.org/calendar-of-events/what-is-a-vote-worth.


19th Amendment Panel Discussion

Friday, September 25
Noon -1:30 p.m.

The University of Louisivlle Law School is hosting a virtual panel discussion on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The discussion will focus on the role of Black women in the suffrage movement both nationally and in Kentucky. Panelists will also connect the history to the voting rights activism of the 1960s and the current voting and Black Lives Matter Movement. Email tracie.cole@louisville.edu to register.


National League of Women Voters

National Women's History Alliance

Kentucky League of Women Voters

Louisville League of Women Voters

New York Times Suffrage at 100





Suffrage in 60 Seconds Video Series

KET Presents: The National Votes for Women Trail

Remember the Ladies: Angela Dodson and Betty Baye in Conversation

What is a Vote Worth? Suffrage Then and Now

Now on view at the Frazier History Museum
Sponsored by Wells Fargo

On August 18, 1920, Congress ratified the 19th Amendment granting women the legal right to vote. This year, the Frazier History Museum, the League of Women Voters of Louisville (LWVL), and the Louisville Metro Office for Women (OFW) have come together to mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits racial discrimination in voting, with an exhibit at the Frazier sponsored by Wells Fargo.

What is a Vote Worth? Suffrage Then and Now examines the women’s suffrage movement in the U.S., while zeroing in on features of the movement in Kentucky — its stars and villains, triumphs and defeats.



Now on view at Louisville Metro Hall

BallotBox is a contemporary art exhibit examining past and present voting rights and the intersection of the 19th Amendment, the Voting Rights Act and this big election year. The exhibit will run through Dec. 4 at Louisville Metro Hall, 527 W. Jefferson St., Louisville. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular Metro Hall hours. BallotBox can also be viewed virtually HERE.


Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

Now on view at the National Archives Museum

The National Archives commemorates the centennial of the 19th Amendment’s ratification with its newest exhibit, Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote. The exhibition features more than 90 items—including the original 19th Amendment and other records, artifacts, and photographs—that look beyond suffrage parades and protests to the often overlooked story behind this landmark moment in American history. This fuller retelling of the struggle for women’s voting rights highlights the dynamic engagement of diverse suffragists in the struggle to win the vote for one half of the people. The exhibit can be viewed virtually HERE.