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Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky - 0 views

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    Kentucky Historical Society Civil Rights Movemrnt in Kentucky Oral History Project
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Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 - 0 views

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    Full access to this site can be reached through the UK libraries database search.
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Support for clemency - 0 views

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    On Page 273 of Fosl book on Anne Braden, the story of Dr. Martin Luther King jr. support for clemency for Carl Braden was being questioned. Although he did come out in support of Carl's clemency Anne was in anguish that it was taking so long.
Wildcat Big Blue

Anne Braden - 0 views

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    "The Wall Between" is a book by Anne Braden. This should be a good read judging from the review mentioned in the above link.
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Restoration Movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 1 views

  • The rise of women leaders in the temperance[24]:728-729 and missionary movements also played an important role in separating the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. In the Christian Churches, many women spoke in public on behalf of the new Christian Woman's Board of Mission (CWBM) and Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). In contrast, the Churches of Christ largely discouraged women from speaking in public and joining activist women's organizations such as the WCTU.[25]:292-316 The Erie (IL) Christian Church ordained Clara Celestia Hale Babcock as the first known woman Disciple preacher in 1889.[
  • By 1926 a split began to form within the Disciples over the future direction of the church. Conservatives within the group began to have problems with the perceived liberalism of the leadership, upon the same grounds described earlier in the accepting of instrumental music in worship.
  • In 1968, at the International Convention of Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ), those Christian Churches that favored cooperative mission work adopted a new "provisional design" for their work together, becoming the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
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  • The roots of the separation can be found in the polarization resulting from three major controversies that arose during the early 20th century.[32]:185 One, which was a source of division in other religious groups, was "the theological development of modernism and liberalism."[32]:185 The early stages of the ecumenical movement, which led in 1908 to the Federal Council of Churches, provide a second source of controversy.[32]:185 The third was the practice of open membership, in which individuals who had not been baptized by immersion were granted full membership in the church.[32]:185 Those who supported one of these points of view tended to support the others as well.
  • Support by the United Christian Missionary Society of missionaries who advocated open membership became a source of contention in 1920.[32]:185 Efforts to recall support for these missionaries failed in a 1925 convention in Oklahoma City and a 1926 convention in Memphis, Tennessee.[32]:185 Many congregations withdrew from the missionary society as a result
  • Because of this separation, many independent Christian Churches/churches of Christ are not only non-denominational, they can be anti-denominational, avoiding even the appearance or language associated with denominationalism holding true to their Restoration roots.
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    Why am i researching movements in the church? For me it's a way to get inside and understand opinions of the time, since it was not my lifetime. I'm considering some social/civil opinions to be influenced by which church you belonged to or creed followed.
Margaret Sites

Women in Kentucky - Public Service in Kentucky - 2 views

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      intersection of gender and race in lexington
  • The reason given for the repeal is the large number African American women voting in a block in the 1901 Lexington school board elections.
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    A very helpful timeline to put things into reference. From 1838 all the way to 1999. 
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Laura Clay - 3 views

  • Lexington's Sayre School
  • an unusually powerful position for a southern girl in the 1860's when any woman demonstrating intellect was considered a "bluestocking" doomed to spinsterhood.
  • Their resulting divorce in 1878 was the turning point in all of the Clay women's lives. According to laws at the time, a woman held no claim to house or property
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  • the Clay women turned to the equalizing of women's rights.
  • Laura decided to lease White Hall from her father
  • She then collaborated with Susan B. Anthony to organize suffrage societies across the Commonwealth
  • During this same period, Clay became the best-known southern suffragist and the South's leading voice in the councils of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). While chair of the association's membership committee, she introduced recruiting innovations that almost tripled the number of members, from 17,000 in 1905 to 45,501 in 1907, and succeeded in establishing associations in nine southern states.
  • Clay was an emancipationist; one who believed that it was up to each state to grant freedom/rights to citizens
  • Clay was also a believer in Anglo-Saxon superiority but was paternalistic in her attitudes. A product of her time and region, this hearkening back to Southern pre-Civil War beliefs caused some critics to castigate her as a racist.
  • She also worked to promote the involvement of women in politics, advocating that women not silently accept the party affiliation of their husbands, but instead form and act upon their own beliefs.
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    The beginning of this article is a great biography. The best part of this piece was being able to find out more about her positions on states rights and whether she believed in civil rights for blacks as well. Clay was a major supporter of states rights. In all that she did for women's rights ( a list is given at the end) Clay was not an advocate for the rights of African Americans. 
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    I found it unique that Laura Clay began to pursue womens equal rights after her parents seperated. Her mother took care of the White Hall estate for 45 years and then was all the sudden homeless because the property belonged to the father according to the laws that prevented women from owning land. This left Laura and her sisters to pursue the equality of women. She was also responsible for creating the Kentucky Equal Rights Organization with the help of Susan B. Anthony.
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    This site has a short but very informative biography of Laura Clay. Along with a biography it list all of her monumental accomplishment fighting for equal rights. The site is full of pictures of Laura Clay and is very well documented with numerous sources citing the information.
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