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    Samuel and Mary Wilson Family Photographic Collection, ca. 1840-1959
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InfoKat Holdings Information - 2 views

  • 1910-1945,
  • Also known as Democratic Woman's Club papers.This collection consists largely of the correspondence of Mary Shelby Wilson related to the development of the Woman's Democratic Club of Fayette County, Ky., during the 1920's. Also included are bulletins, reports, newspaper clippings, and publications of other women's groups active in the 1920's.Mary Shelby Wilson, the wife of Samuel M. Wilson, a Lexington, Ky. attorney very active in the Democratic Party of Kentucky, was herself involved in Democratic Party women's activities. She played a role in the formation of the Women's Democratic League in Lexington in 1916, and in the founding of the Woman's Democratic Club of Fayette County in 1920, later serving as its chairman. As a local organizer, she corresponded with the Democratic National Committee, with candidates for office, with other women political leaders in Kentucky, such as Laura Clay, Madeline Breckinridge, and Alice Lloyd of Maysville, and with women active on the national scene.Card catalog and unpublished description.
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KET | Living the Story | Jennie Hopkins Wilson - 3 views

    Powerful video about a woman who lived during the violence of segregation and how everyday activities we take for granted today took great courage then. For more information about this time period in Kentucky's history, see George C. Wright's ground-breaking book _Racial Violence in Kentucky, 1865-1940: Lynchings, Mob Rule, and "Legal Lynchings."
    This KET video will serve as the focus for the first of the UK AASRP Race Dialogues ( held in the UK Student Center on Sept 16th 4:30-6 p.m.
    The video on jennie and Alice Wilson is a powerful example of how standing up for what you believe in is the best thing a person can do. Jennie is a strong woman because of her childhood. Seeing her parents as slaves and as free people made an impression on her. This impression made her srong enough to raise foour children in Kentucky during segregation and send all four of them to college. Alice was strong enough to integrate into mayfield high school with 9 other children at the age of fourteen when no other black students would. After integrating she dealt with vocal abuse from white classmates, but never retaliated physically or vocally in a negative manner. Alice simply continued on with the importantt things in her life, the completion of school and the hopes of continuing onward to college.
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