Lucy Stone

Standard Name: Stone, Lucy


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Education Antoinette Brown Blackwell
Female students quickly realized that Oberlin had no intention of preparing them for public work, let alone the ministry. Women were excluded from class discussions and prohibited from public speaking. In June of 1846, ABB
Family and Intimate relationships Antoinette Brown Blackwell
Apart from her husband, Lucy Stone was ABB 's closest companion. Their lifelong relationship, begun at college, was founded on shared religious views and their determination to improve social conditions for women. Blackwell credits Stone...
Family and Intimate relationships Antoinette Brown Blackwell
ABB was introduced to her future husband, Samuel Charles Blackwell, by Lucy Stone , who was then being courted by Sam's brother, Henry Blackwell . The Blackwell family opened their home to ABB during...
Family and Intimate relationships Antoinette Brown Blackwell
By their marriages, ABB and Lucy Stone became sisters-in-law of Elizabeth Blackwell , the first woman to qualify as a physician in the USA.
Friends, Associates Julia Ward Howe
Higginson was an outspoken supporter of woman's right to vote. He invited Howe to attend her first suffrage meeting in November 1868, where she was introduced to Lucy Stone . For a time he served...
Friends, Associates Antoinette Brown Blackwell
Antoinette Brown met Lucy Stone during her first few weeks at Oberlin College . In her journal Brown mentioned her hopes that the two would become friends after she had heard Stone described by an...
Friends, Associates Julia Ward Howe
JWH 's membership of the Boston Radical Club was an important source of literary contacts for her. Formed in the fall of 1867, the club met monthly in the home of the Reverend John T. Sargent
Performance of text Sojourner Truth
At the national conference for women's rights in Worcester, Massachusetts (where Lucy Stone was present, though not Elizabeth Cady Stanton or Susan B. Anthony , ST gave one of the first of her well-known public addresses.
Painter, Nell Irvin. Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol. W. W. Norton.
Dow, Bonnie J. “How the Battle of Memory Was Won”. Women’s Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 5, pp. 3-4.
politics Julia Ward Howe
Howe was introduced to Lucy Stone at a women's suffrage meeting at Boston's Horticultural Hall in November 1868.
Howe, Julia Ward. Reminiscences, 1819–1899. Houghton Mifflin.
At the time Howe bore little love for the suffrage movement, and in Reminiscences she describes...
politics Antoinette Brown Blackwell
Antoinette Brown (later ABB ), attending the first National Woman's Rights Convention in Worcester, Massachusetts, at Lucy Stone 's request, delivered a speech refuting the Biblical argument that women should not speak in public.
Cazden, Elizabeth. Antoinette Brown Blackwell. Feminist Press.
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Worcester Women’s History Project.
Historical Library
politics Antoinette Brown Blackwell
Considered to be conservative as a suffragist, though reformist in her views, ABB believed that religion had the potential to empower women and promote equality if the church allowed them into leadership roles. Radicals such...


1 May 1855: At the wedding of Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell...

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1 May 1855

At the wedding of Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell in Massachusetts, they protested against the legal restrictions imposed on women after marriage.

After February 1869: Two years after its launch, the American...

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After February 1869

Two years after its launch, the American Equal Rights Association voted to support the US Congress 's proposed fifteenth amendment (which enabled male suffrage for Black people without waiting for white women to attain the vote).

Between 1881 and 1886: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony,...

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Between 1881 and 1886

Elizabeth Cady Stanton , Susan B. Anthony , and Matilda Joslyn Gage published the first three volumes of their History of Woman Suffrage. They dedicated the first volume to the memory of Mary Wollstonecraft .

1921: The example of US feminist Lucy Stone (whose...

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The example of US feminist Lucy Stone (whose wedding to Henry Blackwell on 1 May 1855 had been designed by the couple to assert equality, and who had fought to keep her birth name once...


Blackwell, Alice Stone et al., editors. “Concerning Women”. The Woman’s Journal, Vol.
, No. 1, p. 1.