- Author : Melba Hay
- Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
- Release Date : 2009-04-24
- Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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- ISBN 10 : 9780813173269
Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South Book Description :
Preeminent Kentucky reformer and women’s rights advocate Madeline McDowell Breckinridge (1872–1920) was at the forefront of social change during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A descendant of Henry Clay and the daughter of two of Kentucky’s most prominent families, Breckinridge had a remarkably varied activist career that included roles in the promotion of public health, education, women’s rights, and charity. Founder of the Lexington Civic League and Associated Charities, Breckinridge successfully lobbied to create parks and playgrounds and to establish a juvenile court system in Kentucky. She also became president of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association, served as vice president of the National American Woman Suffrage A...