The American Suffragettes
Part 4 of the women's rights to vote series
Lucy Stone (1818-1893)
Lucy Stone was the first woman in Massachusetts to obtain a college degree and she was an abolitionist and suffragist. She was also the first American woman in recorded history to use her maiden name even after marriage. Lucy Stone spoke in front government bodies. She worked in initiating the National Women's Rights Convention. She helped to establish the Women's National Loyal League, which was against slavery and helped to get the 13th amendment passed - Emancipation Proclamation, which abolished slavery in 10 states. She was involved in the American Women's Suffrage Association and wrote and published many speeches. Stone was also involved with the temperance movement. Her speeches inspired Susan B. Anthony and for two years when she was home with her children she passed the movement onto to Susan B. Anthony to continue in her absence.
Susan Brownell Anthony (1820-1906)
Susan was a women's right activist of the 19th Century who was instrumental to the Women's Suffragette Movement. She traveled to Europe and was central in bringing women's right to vote to America. She was born in West Grove, (Adams) Massachusetts. Susan was also a Quaker and her father was a cotton manufacturer and an abolitionist. Susan chose to break away from organized religion, as she got older. She became involved politically in both the anti slavery and temperance movement. In 1849 she became the president of the Daughters of Temperance (a movement against the use of Alcohol). Anthony and her friends such as Lucy Stone organized the first woman's temperance society in the state. Anthony was known for her many speeches at conventions all over the state. She participated in every women's rights convention until her death.
Anthony was arrested in 1862 because she voted. She was fined though she never paid it. She died 14 years before she saw her efforts in the suffragette movement pay off.
If you are interested in women's issues in Montreal, there are good programs available such as the Women's studies Program at Concordia University. http://wsdb.concordia.ca/
In Montreal if you have a woman's human rights issue you can contact:
Women's Rights Program
Canadian Human Rights Foundation
1425 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, #407
Montreal, Québec H3G 1T7, Canada
Montreal Women's Referral Centre
by Carol Roach
June 15, 2006
The first American Woman Who Dared to Keep her Maiden Name After Marriage
July 15, 2010 11:42 PM UTCviews: 0 4 people recommend this comments: 30
The American Suffragettes
Find Gather groups: Everything Accepted!, it's 3x the points, 3x the rewards, Points Generator, Completely Shameless Point Whoring, Gather Slackers, Celebrate Life!, Confused about which/what article to post where? Post it here!, Life Issues, Famous and Not So Famous Firsts, Gather at the Posting Place, Best Of Gather, Gatherism, No Fighting, Whining or Putting Things Down, Did you ever know that you're my hero?, YaDaYadaYada, NEVER EVER EVER EVER GIVE UP..........., Our Soul Journey, Point Whore of the Day, Women Wise, Views R Us, Etcetera, Etcetera, Etcetera, Point Fairies, Good Point, !GATHERING POSTAHOLICS!, thought provoking, Reaching Out, Red Headed Step-Child, Connect The Dots, Many Memes Ago, Ethics and Life, ALL OF THE POINTS - I NEED ALL OF THE POINTS THAT I CAN GET, This and That, The Point Of It All, This, That and the Other, No Approvals Needed!, Hot Topics, Things that make you go hmmm..., Gathering on Common Ground, Anything & Everything, !!anything!!, ~If your article doesn't fit anywhere else, it'll fit here!~, Any article, picture or comment...Oh My!, No Email Forwards, Chats, Games, Jokes, Promotions or Things that Start with the Letter _, !!! The Cynical Empire !!!, Better Health Blog, ZZZ Article, ZZZ Photo, ZZZ Video, ZZZ Anything! Points for it all!, What's The Difference?, The Tree of Life, Amusing Musings, All Things Canadian, THOUGHTS & MUSINGS, The Shameless Self-Promoters Group, Gather Broadcasting, Brain Core Dump, I was just thinking.., !!na na hey hey we want points!!, PEOPLE WATCHERS - people pictures, stories & videos, !!!!KARMA ~ Whatever Goes Around Comes Around!!!!, Points Galore - 1 Million Points, Get More Points, The Posting Station, Pointer Sisters and Misters, Independent Woman, POINTS FOR ALL, POINTS FOR ME - POINTS FOR YOU - PASS ME THE POINTS PLEASE, Pains and Gains, THE WORKS: every article, image & video, EXCUSE ME...DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING YOU WANTED TO SAY???, Leave It Here, Ask Carol, !!! Post It, We're Not Picky !!!, Whatever!, A Pathway to Points... post it all, medical breakthroughs and support group, Go Ahead and Vent!, Catch All Drawer, important things in our lives, Estrogenized - Girl's Chronicles, Amylees Points r us, Big Time Points, Your Group, All articles/images get rated a 10!!, VOTE WHORES, I'll Take IT!!!, Storytime Tapestry, ~What Goes Around Comes Around~, Mindbends, Keeping up with the Jones', Just Write!, Coffee Klatsch, Living in Canada, Point Universe, Point Winner, Your Hearts Desire Posts, the whole kit and caboodle (anything goes), As The Points Turn, Points Extravaganza, Points Nation !!!, !!!!We want your posts!!!!, point well taken, Gene's News of the Weird, Everyday Life - What is on your Mind? Post it ALL here!, boomers, Slices of Life, Truth Seekers, !!! ViewMasters !!!, A Place for Opinions, First Write It, Then Post It, Go ahead ~ POST, POST, POST !
Please provide details below to help Gather review this content. If it is found to be inappropriate and in violation of the Gather Terms of Service, action will be taken.
Books | Business | Celebs | Entertainment | Family | Food | Giveaways | Health | Money | Moms | News | Politics | Sports | Style | Technology | Travel | Writing