A Woman to Know: Lucy Stone

My name is the symbol of my identity, which must not be lost. Lucy

(image via Library of Congress)

Lucy Stone was one of the most prominent speechmakers, protesters, abolitionists and writers to lead the early women's suffrage movement.

But that's not why she's memorialized in feminist textbooks.

She takes a place of honor in women's studies courses *because,* *most scandalously,* her whole life she went by her *maiden name* ... even after she got MARRIED (gasp!). Soon enough, feminists saying "eh" to husbands' surname were "Lucy Stoning."

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