Lucy Stone

T he Poultney Historical Society, Poultney High School, and Green Mountain College’s WAGE club are bringing abolitionist/suffragette  Lucy Stone to town on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

A contemporary of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Stone, the best known female orator of her era as embodied by storyteller/actress Judith Black, will appear on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Poultney High School gym. A reception follows at 2:30 p.m. in the PHS library. Both events are free and open to the public.

At the reception hosted by WAGE, Poultney High School, and the Poultney Historical Society that follows, all will have an opportunity to meet Black, the award-winning, professional storyteller who has inspired many with her “Meet Lucy Stone” program and numerous other projects.

Born in Brookfield, Mass., in 1818, Stone was the first women in Massachusetts to receive a college degree (at Oberlin College) in 1847, most radically kept her own name upon marriage to fellow abolitionist, Henry Browne Blackwell, in 1855, and spent her life crisscrossing the country speaking eloquently and passionately about the most important issues of her time.

She is also notable for founding, funding, and editing the voice of the women’s movement, the Woman’s Journal.  For more information, e-mail Ina Smith @ inajsmith@hughes.net.

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