Rights for Women: The Suffrage Movement and Its Leaders

Alice Stone Blackwell (1857-1950)

Alice Stone Blackwell, suffragist, humanitarian, and leading writer of the movement, was for 35 years the editor of the Woman’s Journal, the nation’s leading woman’s rights newspaper founded by her mother. She guided the merger and reconciliation of the two rival suffrage groups (1890) to form the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Literally born into the movement, Blackwell was the only child of that celebrated partnership for women’s rights, suffrage leaders Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa form Boston University, she immediately joined the staff of the Woman’s Journal, official newspaper of the American Woman Suffrage Association, writing clear, persuasive arguments for women’s rights. After suffrage, she championed various radical causes and published a biography of her mother, Lucy Stone, in 1930.

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Alice Stone Blackwell, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division (LC-DIG-ggbain-06783)

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