Blackwell, Alice Stone (1857–1950)

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Blackwell, Alice Stone (1857–1950)

American feminist and reformer. Born Sept 14, 1857, in Orange, New Jersey; died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Mar 15, 1950; dau. of Lucy Stone (1818–1893) and Henry Browne Blackwell (both reformers); niece of medical pioneers Elizabeth Blackwell, Emily Blackwell and Antoinette Brown Blackwell; graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Boston University, 1881; never married; no children.

Joined editorial staff of her mother's Woman's Journal, an organ of American Woman Suffrage Association, and soon became its primary force, a tenure that lasted for more than 3 decades; also wrote a syndicated column that was printed in main-stream newspapers throughout the country; published a biography of her mother, Lucy Stone (1930), which she had worked on for 40 years.

See also Women in World History.