We’re very excited to announce our latest campaign--"The Blackwells: An Extraordinary Family," featuring a family renowned for their advocacy for abolition, suffrage, and temperance, and their accomplishments over two centuries.
This new campaign initially focuses on two women of the family: Lucy Stone and her daughter, Alice Stone Blackwell. As you transcribe and review these pages we'll release additional Blackwell family materials such as letters, poetry, accounts, and diaries from Henry, Kitty, Elizabeth, and others.
Lucy Stone (1818–1893) deserves her place at the center of the nineteenth-century women's rights movement.The first woman to earn a college degree in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, she dedicated her life to battling inequality through powerful oratory and publication. Our initial release of her materials includes correspondence with her family, speeches, writings, and photographs. We can’t wait to see what you find in this collection!
Alice Stone Blackwell (1857–1950), following in her mother's suffragist footsteps, fought for human rights and published broadly. Instrumental in bringing together the American Woman Suffrage Association and National Woman Suffrage Association, she was a prominent reformer in her own right.
We’re pleased to bring Women’s History Month into April this year! We’ll be highlighting our Suffrage materials all year to celebrate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Thank you for joining us in celebration! Let us know what you find in these documents and share with us here and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Crowd_LOC