Lucy Stone

Title

Lucy Stone

Description

Lucy Stone tried hard to bridge the gap between pro- and anti-15th Amdt camps. She argued for a middle path that would support Black men’s enfranchisement now, and commit to an immediate campaign for a 16th Amdt for women. But after years of debate, the split had grown too deep.

The 15th A supporters wanted fealty to the superior importance of Black male suffrage, full stop. So they were stuck: Stanton & Anthony insisted women’s votes be part of Reconstruction, Stephen Foster (a white abolitionist) and Frederick Douglass insisted they would have to wait.

Forced to choose, Lucy Stone supported the 15th A on its own merits: “ I will be thankful in my soul if _any_ body can get out of this terrible pit.“ This conflict is described vividly and insightfully by @EllenDubois10 in Feminism and Suffrage & Faye Dudden in Fighting Chance. 

Creator

Daily Suffragist

Date

24/10/2019

Files

EHqRnskW4AAEx__.jpeg
-2- Daily Suffragist on Twitter- -Forced to choose- Lucy Stone supported the 15th A on its own merits- “ I will be thankful in my soul if -any- body can get out of this terrible pit-“ This conflict is described vividly and insightfully .png

Citation

Daily Suffragist, “Lucy Stone,” Daily Suffragist, accessed September 21, 2021, https://dailysuffragist.omeka.net/items/show/134.

Output Formats

Social Bookmarking