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Lucy Stone

Born: Aug 13, 1818

Death: Oct 19, 1893

Birthplace: West Brookfield

Nationality: United States

Lucy Stone

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1818
Date of Death : Oct 19, 1893
Birth Place : West Brookfield

Lucy Stone was a prominent American orator, abolitionist, and suffragist, and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women. In 1847, Stone became the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree. She spoke out for women's rights and against slavery at a time when women were discouraged and prevented from public speaking. Stone was known for using her maiden name after marriage, as the custom was for women to take their husband's surname. Stone's organizational activities for the cause of women's rights yielded tangible gains in the difficult political environment of the 19th century. Stone helped initiate the first National Women's Rights Convention and she supported and sustained it annually, along with a number of other local, state and regional activist conventions. Stone spoke in front of a number of legislative bodies to promote laws giving more rights to women.

Spouse


  • Henry Browne Blackwell

Children


  • Alice Stone Blackwell
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