Today is the Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
A heartfelt, “Thank You!” to the famous ladies who fought for our right to vote. Think Helen Keller, Harriett Tubman and Susan B. Anthony to name a few.
Lucy Stone worked tirelessly for the improvement of women’s rights in the 1800s. She is best known as the first woman to not take her husband’s name after she married. Receiving no help from her parents, Lucy’s determination to go to college was unrelenting. She worked hard to save every penny she earned to acquire her higher education. She attending Oberlin College in Ohio, because they were the only school accepting women at the time. Upon graduating from Oberlin College she became active in many reform groups. She was met with great opposition, which did not dampen her goals for equality. Her life’s work became abolition and women. She fought to keep these two causes of women’s suffrage and black rights together. Lucy founded the American Women’s Suffrage Association with her husband. She later published a magazine titled The Women’s Journal, to influence people which was known as “the voice of the woman’s movement.” Unfortunately, she did not live to see the 19th amendment become law, which gave women the right to vote. Lucy Stone died in 1893.
“Cast off the shackles of yesterday! Shoulder to shoulder into the fray!”