- Name: Lucy Stone
- Born: 08/13/1818
- Died: 10/18/1893 (75 years old)
- Known for: Abolitionist, suffragist, women's rights activist
Lucy Stone (August 13, 1818 ? October 18, 1893) was a prominent U.S. orator, abolitionist, and suffragist, and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women. In 1847, Stone became 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 known for using her birth name after marriage, the custom being for women to take their husband’s surname.
School: Oberlin College
Birth Place: West Brookfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Death Place: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Lucy Stone quotes :
But I do believe that a woman's truest place is in a home, with a husband and with children, and with large freedom, pecuniary freedom, personal freedom, and the right to vote.Lucy Stone