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Lucy Stone, 13 Oct 1818 - 18 Oct 1893  Search this
Half-plate daguerreotype
Image/Sight: 13 × 10 cm (5 1/8 × 3 15/16")
Case open: 19.9 × 32.9 × 0.8 cm (7 13/16 × 12 15/16 × 5/16")
Case closed: 19.9 × 16.9 × 2 cm (7 13/16 × 6 5/8 × 13/16")
Mat: 18.2 × 15.2 cm (7 3/16 × 6")
c. 1855
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Born West Brookfield, Massachusetts
Lucy Stone was unequivocal in her opposition to slavery and her support for women’s rights. Yet, when some abolitionists argued that her antislavery efforts should take precedence, she replied, “I was a woman before I was an abolitionist.” Stone helped to organize the first national women’s rights confer- ence in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1850, and lectured widely on the topic of women’s suffrage. When she married Henry Blackwell in 1855, she defied tradition by retaining her maiden name. In 1866, Stone became a founder of the American Equal Rights Association, which sought to secure voting rights for African Americans and women.
Nacida en West Brookfield, Massachusetts
Lucy Stone era firme opositora de la esclavitud y defensora de los derechos de la mujer. Pero cuando ciertos abolicionistas alegaron que sus esfuerzos antiesclavistas debían tener precedencia, respondió: “Antes que abolicionista, fui mujer”. Stone ayudó a organizar la primera conferencia nacional sobre los derechos de la mujer en Worcester, Massachusetts, en 1850, y dio conferencias acerca del sufragio femenino. En 1855 se casó con Henry Blackwell y rompió con la tradición conservando su apellido de soltera. En 1866 cofundó la Asociación Americana Pro Igualdad de Derechos, que abogaba por el voto para los afroamericanos y las mujeres.
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Lucy Stone: Female  Search this
Lucy Stone: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Lucy Stone: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Magazine  Search this
Lucy Stone: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Lucy Stone: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Suffragist  Search this
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 134
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National Portrait Gallery