On July 12, 2019
Lucy Stone was a leading voice in the suffragist and abolitionist movements, fighting for equality for all. She was the first Massachusetts woman to earn a college degree and the first American woman known to refuse to take her husband’s last name. In 1869, Stone split from fellow suffragettes Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, after black men were granted voting rights but not women. Anthony and Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA), while Stone broke off to form the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA).