Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950

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Alice Stone Blackwell, daughter of suffrage leaders Lucy Stone and Henry Browne Blackwell, was born in Orange, N.J., but spent most of her life in and around Boston. After graduating from Boston University in 1881, ASB joined her parents at The Woman's Journal, the woman's rights newspaper they had founded and edited. Over the next 35 years, she played a leading role in writing and editing the Journal.

ASB was instrumental in bringing about the reconciliation of the National and American Woman Suffrage associations in 1890, and for almost twenty years served as secretary of the new National American Woman Suffrage Association. Among her other positions were president of the New England and Massachusetts Woman Suffrage associations and honorary president of the Massachusetts League of Women Voters.

A self-proclaimed radical socialist, ASB supported numerous humanitarian causes. She was affiliated with Friends of Russian Freedom, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and the NAACP, among other organizations. With the help of foreign-born friends, ASB translated into English the works of Mexican, Armenian, Russian, Yiddish, and Hungarian poets.

For additional biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (Cambridge, Mass., 1971), which includes a list of additional sources.

From the guide to the Woman's Rights Collection (WRC), (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute)

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referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Woman's rights collection, 1853-1958 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1885-1950 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith American Equal Rights Association corporateBody
associatedWith Blackwell, Elizabeth, 1821-1910 person
associatedWith Blackwell, Emily, 1826-1910 person
associatedWith Blackwell, Henry Browne, 1825-1909 person
associatedWith Breshkovsky, Catherine, 1844-1934 person
associatedWith Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947 person
associatedWith Eddy, Eliza F., d. 1881 person
associatedWith Eliot, Samuel Atkins, 1862-1950 person
correspondedWith Garrison family. family
associatedWith Loines, Mary Hillard person
associatedWith Luscomb, Florence, 1887- person
associatedWith National American Woman Suffrage Association corporateBody
associatedWith Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955 person
associatedWith Stantial, Edna Lamprey person
associatedWith Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Orange NJ US
Cambridge MA US


Birth 1857-09-14

Death 1950-03-15



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