Blackwell, Alice Stone

Blackwell, Alice Stone

▪ American leader and editor
born Sept. 14, 1857, Orange, N.J., U.S.
died March 15, 1950, Cambridge, Mass.
 suffragist (woman suffrage) and editor of the leading American women's rights newspaper.

      Alice Stone Blackwell was the daughter of Lucy Stone (Stone, Lucy) and of Henry B. Blackwell, who in turn was the brother of Elizabeth Blackwell (Blackwell, Elizabeth) and brother-in-law of Antoinette Brown Blackwell (Blackwell, Antoinette Brown). Her childhood in Orange, New Jersey, and later in Dorchester, Massachusetts, was dominated by the family's involvement in the feminist movement (women's movement). She graduated with honours from Boston University in 1881 and immediately joined the editorial staff of the Woman's Journal, organ of her mother's American Woman Suffrage Association. While becoming the dominant force on the journal, she helped urge her mother to effect a reconciliation with the radical wing of the suffrage movement, and, on the merging of the American with Susan B. Anthony's National Woman Suffrage Association into the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1890, she became the organization's recording secretary, a post she held until 1918. She remained chief editor of the Woman's Journal until 1917, and during 1887–1905 she edited and distributed the “Woman's Column,” a periodical collection of suffrage news articles, to newspapers across the country.

      About the turn of the century Blackwell became interested in various other causes, especially those of various oppressed peoples. She translated and published several volumes of verse from such groups, notably Armenian Poems (1896 and 1916), Songs of Russia (1906), Songs of Grief and Gladness (1908; from Yiddish), and Some Spanish-American Poets (1929), and she wrote against czarist oppression in The Little Grandmother of the Russian Revolution—Catherine Breshkovsky's Own Story (1917). Blackwell was also active in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the Women's Trade Union League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the American Peace Society, and the Massachusetts League of Women Voters, of which she was a founder. She supported Senator Robert M. La Follette (La Follette, Robert M)'s Progressive Party campaign in 1924, demonstrated for Sacco and Vanzetti (Sacco-Vanzetti case) in 1927, and remained to the end of her life one of the last exponents of 19th-century-style New England radicalism. In 1930 she published a biography of her mother, Lucy Stone, Pioneer in Women's Rights.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Alice Stone Blackwell — (September 14, 1857 ndash; March 15, 1950) was an American feminist, journalist and human rights advocate. BiographyThe daughter of Henry Brown Blackwell and Lucy Stone, she was born in East Orange, New Jersey, and was graduated from Boston… …   Wikipedia

  • Stone, Lucy — born Aug. 13, 1818, West Brookfield, Mass., U.S. died Oct. 18, 1893, Dorchester, Mass. U.S. pioneer in the woman suffrage movement. A graduate of Oberlin College (1847), she became a lecturer for the Massachusetts Anti Slavery Society. She soon… …   Universalium

  • Alice Blackwell — Alice Blackwell, zwischen 1880/1900 Alice Blackwell (* 14. September 1857 in East Orange, New Jersey; † 15. März 1950 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) war eine US amerikanische Journalistin, Feministin und …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Blackwell — The name Blackwell can refer to many places, people, and things. Places In the United Kingdom: * Blackwell, County Durham, England * Blackwell, Cumbria, England * Blackwell, Bolsover, Alfreton, Derbyshire, England * Blackwell, Somerset, England * …   Wikipedia

  • Stone, Lucy — (13 ago. 1818, West Brookfield, Mass., EE.UU.–18 oct. 1893, Dorchester, Mass.). Pionera estadounidense en el movimiento a favor del sufragio femenino. Egresó del Oberlin College (1847) y dio conferencias en nombre de la Sociedad antiesclavitud de …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Lucy Stone — Daguerrotipo de Lucy Stone, circa 1840–1860 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Henry Browne Blackwell — or sometimes Henry Brown Blackwell (May 4, 1825 ndash; September 7, 1909) was an American advocate for social and economic reform. He was one of the founders of the Republican Party and the American Woman Suffrage Association. He published Woman… …   Wikipedia

  • Lucy Stone — (August 13, 1818 ndash; October 19, 1893) was a prominent American suffragist. She was the wife of abolitionist Henry Brown Blackwell (1825 1909) (the brother of Elizabeth Blackwell) and the mother of Alice Stone Blackwell, another prominent… …   Wikipedia

  • Lucy Stone — Porträt von Lucy Stone, um 1860 Lucy Stone (* 13. August 1818 in West Brookfield, Massachusetts; † 18. Oktober 1893 in Dorchester, einem Stadtteil von Boston) war eine US amerikanische Reformerin, Frauenrechtlerin, Abolitionistin und Pu …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lucy Stone — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Stone. Lucy Stone Naissance …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”