Lucy Stone

National Holiday

Activist



"I expect to plead not for the slave only, but for suffering humanity everywhere. Especially do I mean to labor for the elevation of my sex."
-Lucy Stone

Accomplishments

  • First woman in Massachusetts to receive a college degree
  • Organized the first National Woman's Rights Convention in 1850 which lead to the first organized women's rights movement
  • Many women started keeping their maiden names when they married after Lucy Stone refused to take her husband's last name