: Born in Massachusetts in 1818, Lucy Stone was an abolitionist and a prominent leader in the women's rights movement in the nineteenth century. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1847, she embarked upon a career fighting for the rights of women and African Americans. Stone spent the late 1840s and the early 1850s traveling across the United States, hoping to build support for both abolition and women's rights. On a trip to Cincinnati in 1853, she met Henry Blackwell, a businessman. They married in 1855, but Stone refused to take her husband's last name, making her one of the first women in the United States to retain her maiden name after marriage. Stone helped found the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA), which lobbied for women to have the right to vote. At the same time, another group of women, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, established the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA). The American Woman Suffrage Association later merged with the National woman Suffrage Association.
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: AL04183 Subjects
: Abolitionists -- Ohio; Suffragists; Women--Ohio--History; Places
: Oberlin (Ohio); Lorain County (Ohio); Massachusetts