Lucy Stone

Lucy Stone was one of the most famous leaders for women's right in the United States.

Lucy Stone was born on August 13, 1818 in West Brookfield, Massachusetts. At the age of sixteen she had a low paying job as a teacher to earn money to go to college. She would get up at 2:00 am and studied before going work. She attended Quaboag Seminary in Warren. She learned two different languages, Hebrew and Greek.

After college she became a lecturer for William Lloyd Garrison's American Antislavery Society. In 1850, Lucy Stone led a call for a national convention on women's right.

Lucy Stone married Henry Blackwell in 1855. She also had a daughter named Alice Stone Blackwell.

She was one of the first women to speak against women's not having the right to vote in the United States. Lucy Stone died around 1893.

 

1998, by Vineet, third grade

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