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Kentucky Writers: Authors of the Bluegrass State: Women's History Month

"Authors of the Bluegrass State" is a guide by Kentucky Collects. This guide provides information about authors and writers from Kentucky and their work.

About Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month

Women's History Month has its origins in Sonoma County, California. In 1978, the Education Task Force sought to address the general lack of knowledge regarding women's accomplishments and organized a "Women's History Week" celebration on the week of March 8th (coinciding with International Women's Day). 

The movement was further mobilized in 1979 by Molly Murphy MacGregor and Gerda Lerner, who helped to organize similar celebrations in other communities.

In 1980, President Carter declared the week of March 8th and National Women's Week. By 1986, fourteen states had issued statements declaring March as Women's History Month, and by 1987 Congress solidified March as Women's History Month.

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Authors

Arnow, Harriette Simpson

Beck, B. Elizabeth

Bingham, Sallie

Blooms, Ashley

Boone, Joy Bale

Bond, Gwenda

Bowling, Joyce

Bradby, Marie

Brown, Skila

Bruckheimer, Linda

Caudill, Rebecca

Chaffin, Lillie D.

Clark, Dorothy Park

Davenport, Gwen

Daviess, Maria Thompson

Deese, Alma Wynelle

Deveraux, Jude

Driskell, Kathleen

Dunnigan, Alice Allison

Edwards, Kim

Ethridge, Willie Snow

Eudy, Mary Cummings

Finney, Nikky

Furman, Lucy S.

Gabhart, Ann H.

Gentry, Jane

Giles, Janice Holt

Goan, Melanie Beals

Gordon, Caroline

Grafton, Sue

Greer-Petrie, Cordia

Hall, Eliza Calvert

Hansel, Pauletta

Hardwick, Elizabeth

Harrison-Pace, Yolantha

Harrow, Alix E.

Hightower, Lynn S.

Hill, DaMaris B.

hooks, bell

Howell, Rebecca Gayle

Jeffrey, Rosa Vertner

Johnston, Annie F.

Jones, Gayl

Kelly, Eleanor Mercein

Kingsolver, Barbara

Limón, Ada

Lockington, Mariama

Lyon, George Ella

Martin, George Madden

Martin, Kimmery

Mason, Bobbie Ann

McDaniel, Karen Cotton

McElmurrary, Karen Salyer

McMeekin, Clark

McMeekin, Isabel McLennan

Miranda-Straub, Marta

Mitchell, Marie

Morgan, C. E.

Nash, Alanna

Naslund, Sena Jeter

Nation, Carry A.

Niedermeier, Lynn E.

Norman, Marsha

Oakes, Elizabeth

Pegram, Amelia Blossom

Receveur, Betty Layman

Reigler, Susan

Rice, Alice Hegan

Ridenour, Dana

Ritchie, Jean

Robards, Karen

Roberts, Elizabeth Madox

Robinson, Roxana

Robinson, Sherry

Rubio, Gwyn Hyman

Sipple, Savannah

Skaggs, Misty

Slone, Verna Mae

Smith, Effie Waller

Spriggs, Bianca Lynne

Stevens, Peggy Noe

Stiles, Martha Bennett

Stoykova-Klemer, Katerina

Taylor, Amy Murrell

Taylor-Hall, Mary Ann

Thorpe, Allison

Verble, Margaret

Waldop, Jayne Moore

Ward, J. R.

Wilkinson, Crystal

Williams, Sheila