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Lucy Stone

From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: abolitionist, suffragist, activist
Stone, Lucy (1818-93), American feminist and abolitionist, born in West Brookfield, Massachusetts, and educated at Oberlin College. She was noted as a lecturer on woman suffrage and as an advocate of the abolition of slavery. A leader of the American Woman's Suffrage Association, she founded (1870) the Woman's Journal, the chief publication of the women's movement. Until her death she edited the journal, assisted by her husband, the American abolitionist Henry Blackwell. Stone created controversy by retaining her maiden name after her marriage as a symbol of a woman's right to individuality. Those who followed her example came to be known as Lucy Stoners.

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