Lucy Stone (1818-1893) was married to the radical Henry Blackwell in 1855 after a mutual declaration rejecting the legal superiority of the man in marriage, she gained wide publidty when she chose to retain her own surname despite her marriage.
The epithet "Lucy Stoner" was coined to mean a woman who advocated doing the same.
In the 1860s she helped to establish the American Woman Suffrage Association and founded and edited the Boston Woman's Journal, a suffragist paper which was later edited by her daughter, Alice Stone Blackwell (1857-1950).
Why is Lucy Stone famous?
Lucy Stone was an American feminist orator and editor.