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"Miss Lucy Stone" article from Gazette and Courier newspaper
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Lucy Stone (1818-1893) was hired by the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1848 to deliver anti-slavery lectures. She was also interested in women's rights, and arrived at an interesting compromise with the Society which did not want the anti-slavery issue to be confused with women's rights. Lucy gave speeches on anti-slavery on the weekends. During the week, she would speak on women's rights and charged admission. In 1850, she organized the first national conference on women's rights, held in Worcester, Massachusetts. She spoke on anti-slavery in Greenfield, Massachusetts, in April, 1850. The Gazette & Courier was the newspaper in Greenfield, Massachusetts, from July 20, 1841 until June 24, 1932. Before 1841 the newspaper's name changed quite frequently, with Gazette a frequent part of the title
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