Kentucky and the 19th Amendment

State of Kentucky overlaid with the purple, white, and gold suffrage flag
State of Kentucky overlaid with the purple, white, and gold suffrage flag, indicating it was one of the original 36 states that ratified the 19th Amendment. CC0
Women fought for the right to vote since the mid-1800s. They marched, protested, lobbied, and even went to jail. By the 1870s, women pressured Congress to vote on an amendment that would give them suffrage rights. This amendment became known as the 19th Amendment.

After decades of arguments for and against women's suffrage, Congress finally voted in favor of the 19th Amendment in 1919. This is called ratification. After Congress ratified the 19th Amendment, at least 36 states needed to vote in favor of it for it to become law.
Kentucky Governor Edwin P. Morrow signing the 19th Amendment. Kentucky became the 24th state to ratify the amendment. Library of Congress.
Kentucky Governor Edwin P. Morrow signing the 19th Amendment. Kentucky became the 24th state to ratify the amendment.

Library of Congress, Lot 5543. https://www.loc.gov/item/97510716/

Kentucky state flag
Kentucky state flag. CC0

On January 6, 1920, Kentucky voted in favor of the Nineteenth Amendment. By August of 1920, 36 states (including Kentucky) ratified the amendment, giving women the right to vote.