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Transcript of Lucy Stone
By: Jenna E.
Born on August 13, 1818 in Westbrookvile, Massachusetts.
At the age of 16, she started to teach a local school districts, recieving $1.00 a day.
When she substituted for her brother, Bowman, she recieved less pay than he did and as a result, she protested her salary only increased slightly. It never was equal to the salary of men.
Later in life, Lucy enrolled into college, but dropped out because she was disappointed because she did not like how the women were being treated.
After completing a year in Monson Academy, she enrolled in Quaboag Seminary, before entering in Oberlin Collegiate school.
How did she become an activist?
Why did she dedicate herself to women's rights?
Stone dedicated herself to womens rights because she wanted to overcome the view that men are superior over women. Stone stood up for what she believed in and would not give in easily. When marrying her husband, Henry Blackwell, Lucy refused to marry him unless she was able to keep her maiden name. After this, all other people who refused as she did were called “Stoners”.
What did she contirbute to the women's rights movement?
Reformer and leader in the women's rights movement
As a speaker she had great eloquence and was often able to sway any audience
She was appointed a lecturer for the American Anti-slavery Society
In 1850 she helped organize a women's rights convention in Worcester, Massachusetts
She delivered a speech on women's rights that converted Susan B. Anthony to the cause
She took the lead in organizing the American Woman Suffrage Association
She spent her lifetime battling for women's rights and inspiring others to join her cause.
After graduating, Stone found work with the American Anti-Slavery Society by the direction of a former peer at Oberlin, William Lloyd Garrison. Working with this organization led to the launch in her public speaking career. Stone believe that even though the 15th Amendment was only freedom of black men to vote, it would eventually lead to woman's right as well. While traveling and giving speeches about the abolition of slavery she also talked about why women should have equal rights. During this time many opposed her views but Stone was ambitious and wanted to make life better for generations to come.
Stone had the independence to become an activist naturally. When her father denied her an education she paid for college herself and became the first women in Massachusetts to have a bachelors degree.