Having taught women’s history and southern history at Davidson College for 28 years, Sally Gregory McMillen shares insights from her most recent book: Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life. Stone was one of the most famous women in mid-nineteenth century America. She was a passionate, tireless abolitionist and women’s rights advocate; brilliant lecturer; one of the first women in the nation to earn a college degree; and founder of the American Woman Suffrage Association (1869) and the Woman’s Journal (1870), the most important newspaper highlighting women’s accomplishments and activities. Despite all she accomplished, it is surprising how many Americans have never heard of Lucy Stone. Even as we celebrate the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, she has been slighted, rarely mentioned when discussing the 72-year long fight for women’s suffrage. Sally shares Lucy Stone’s fascinating life and her numerous accomplishments to prove her pivotal role in fighting for justice and equality for women and for African Americans.
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