Portraits.; Stone, Lucy -- 1818-1893.; Women's rights.; Abolitionist.;
Feminist, abolitionist, suffragist, married to Henry Blackwell. in the 1880's. Cousin of Ann Whitney editor of the "Women's Journal". Descendent of the founding Stone family of Watertown. Lucy Stone (August 13, 1818 -- October 19, 1893) was a prominent American abolitionist and suffragist, and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women. In 1847, Stone was 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 the first recorded American woman to retain her own last name after marriage.
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