Women's History Month 2023: Lucy Stone

Women's History Month 2023: Lucy Stone

Lucy Stone was a pioneering women's suffrage activist in the United States who played a key role in the movement to secure voting rights for women. Born in 1818, Stone became involved in the anti-slavery movement in her youth, and went on to become a prominent speaker and advocate for women's rights.

Stone helped found the American Woman Suffrage Association in 1869, and was a vocal proponent of women's suffrage and other women's rights issues. She also played a significant role in the women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848.

Stone's advocacy for women's rights was not limited to suffrage - she also fought for women's property rights, the right to divorce, and access to education and other opportunities. She believed that women should have the same rights and opportunities as men, and worked tirelessly to advance that vision.

Stone's activism helped pave the way for the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the United States in 1920. Her legacy continues to inspire activists and advocates for gender equality and social justice today.

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