Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893Alternative names
Lucy Stone (b. Aug. 13, 1818, West Brookfield, MA–d. Oct. 18, 1893, Boston, MA) was born to parents Hannah Matthews and Francis Stone. At age 16, Stone began teaching in district schools always earning far less money than men. In 1847, she became the first woman in Massachusetts to earn a college degree from Oberlin College.
After college, Stone began her career with the Garrisonian Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and began giving public speeches on women's rights. in the fall of 1847; With Paulina Wright Davis, Stone helped organize the Women's Rights Convention in Boston on May 30, 1850. Additionally she was involved in dress reform for women. Stone married Henry Blackwell in 1855, but never took his name. Together they have a daughter, Alice Stone Blackwell (born 1857). She was elected to executive committee of American Equal Rights Association and helped form the American Woman Suffrage Association with Julia Ward Howe in November 1869.
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