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October 23

Lucy Stone

1850 – The first meeting of the National Women’s Rights Convention opened in Worcester, Massachusetts. Many of the organizers and supporters, such as Lucy Stone, were Unitarians. Delegates came from eleven states, including California. Read about the first meeting of the National Women’s Rights Convention in “Emerson and Women’s Rights,” part of an online exhibit about Ralph Waldo Emerson, or read a short biography of Lucy Stone.

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