Long before there was a Me Too movement, there was Lucy Stone. This forward-thinking West Brookfield native was an adamant abolitionist who became a fierce suffragette. She spoke out against slavery and for women’s rights at a time when women were expected to been seen and not heard.
Stone was the first woman in Massachusetts to earn a college degree. She was an ardent supporter of human rights, believed women and men to be equal and retained her surname after marriage. Her fiery speeches even inspired Susan B. Anthony to join the suffrage movement.
I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone, presented by Judith Kalaora, will describe the tension of Antebellum Boston, the gender caste system and will encompass the fierce abolitionist movement of the time. This presentation is suitable for all ages.
This program will take place at the Annual Meeting of The Friends of the Joshua Hyde Public Library in Sturbridge, MA, on Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sturbridge Town Hall in the upstairs Veteran’s Memorial Hall at 308 Main Street. The meeting is free and open to all members of the Friends and is also open to the general public. The Friends’ business meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. and the Stone program will follow immediately after from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Anyone who wishes to vote at the business meeting must be a member. Anyone who would like to join prior to the meeting or anyone who wishes to add their name to the Slate of Officers for the Board of Directors can contact the Friends at www.SLFriends.org