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Lucy Stone (1818–1893) was an American abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Stone graduated from Oberlin College in 1847 and helped to organize the first National Women’s Rights Convention in 1850. In 1855, she married Ohio abolitionist Henry B. Blackwell and retained her maiden name, a radical protest against married women’s lack of rights. In the 1860s, she helped organize various women’s rights and suffrage organizations, including the American Woman Suffrage Association with Julia Ward Howe.