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1818 – Lucy Stone was born in West Brookfield, Massachusetts. An early leader of the movement for women’s rights and suffrage, she worked as a schoolteacher for 10 years before entering Oberlin College, the only college then open to women. She was the first Massachusetts woman to earn a B.A. Reared a Congregationalist, she later became a Unitarian and remained so all her life. She became famous as an orator on behalf of abolition and women’s rights. Stone founded a weekly paper, The Woman’s Journal, with her husband. Read more about Lucy Stone.