Alice Stone Blackwell

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Alice Stone Blackwell
Alice Stone Blackwell, between 1880 and 1900
Born (1857-09-14)September 14, 1857
Orange, New Jersey
Died March 15, 1950(1950-03-15) (aged 92)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Resting place Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, Massachusetts[1]
Nationality American
Alma mater Boston University
Movement Feminism
Radical socialism[2]
Parent(s) Lucy Stone
Henry Browne Blackwell
Relatives Elizabeth Blackwell (aunt)

Alice Stone Blackwell (September 14, 1857 – March 15, 1950) was an American feminist, suffragist, journalist, and human rights advocate.


The daughter of Henry Browne Blackwell and Lucy Stone, she was born in East Orange, New Jersey.

Alice was educated at the Harris Grammar School in Dorchester, the Chauncy School in Boston, Abbot Academy in Andover, and Boston University, from where she graduated in 1881 at age 24. She belonged to Phi Beta Kappa Society. She was an editor (1881–1917) of the Woman's Journal, the major publication of the women's rights movement at that time, first as assistant to her parents and after their deaths as editor in chief.[3]

From 1890 to 1908, Alice Stone Blackwell was the National American Woman Suffrage Association's recording secretary and in 1909 and 1910 one of the national auditors. She was also prominent in Woman's Christian Temperance Union activities. In 1903 she reorganized the Society of Friends of Russian Freedom in Boston.

In later life, Alice went blind.[4]


  • Growing Up in Boston's Gilded Age: The Journal of Alice Stone Blackwell, 1872–1874
  • Lucy Stone: Pioneer of Woman's Rights (published 1930, reprinted 1971)
  • Some Spanish-American Poets translated by Alice Stone Blackwell (published 1929 by D. Appleton & Co.)
  • Armenian Poems translated by Alice Stone Blackwell (1st vol., 1896; 2nd vol., 1917). OCLC 4561287.
  • Songs of Russia (1906)
  • Songs of Grief and Joy translated from the Yiddish of Ezekiel Leavitt (1908)

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  1. ^ "Alice Stone Blackwell". Find a Grave. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1885-1950
  3. ^ "Alice Blackwell, Noted Suffragist; Daughter Of Lucy Stone And Abolitionist Leader Dies. Editor, Author Was 92". The New York Times. March 16, 1950. Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 15, 1950 (AP) Alice Stone Blackwell, internationally known women's suffrage leader, died tonight at her home after a week's illness. Her age was 92. 
  4. ^ Women Win the Vote: Who Were They? 75 Suffragists Profiled


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