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Museum of Motherhood

Women in HerStory- Lucy Stone

Lucy Stone, 1893

© Jone Lewis, adapted from a public domain image. Licensed to About.com.

When she graduated from Oberlin in 1847, Lucy Stone became the first Massachusetts women to earn a college degree. She was a gifted public speaker, and a dedicated abolitionist. Soon she was appointed a lecturer for the American Anti-slavery Society. Her natural eloquence drew large crowds, though she often had to face hostility.

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