“Meet Lucy Stone” is a dramatic presentation by prizewinning storyteller and performer, Judith Black.
Black introduces you to Lucy Stone, a woman many called “the shining star” of the anti-slavery and woman’s rights movements, and gives you a view of mid 19th-century America through the eyes of a woman who spent her life working to make the world better. At a time when women who dared to speak in public were greeted with ridicule, harassment and harsh criticism, Lucy Stone made her living speaking out about the two most controversial issues of her time: slavery and the legal subordination of women. From tree stump to church pulpit, her powerful oratory and her courageous example were instrumental in turning northern sentiment toward the cause of immediate abolition. She also waged a passionate struggle for equal rights for women, a struggle that continues today.
A visit from Lucy Stone to your school, library, or organizational meeting will engage both hearts and minds. It will use the story of one Massachusetts woman to illuminate the struggle for equality in 19th-century America.
“Meet Lucy Stone” works best in an intimate setting, but can be adapted to most environments. It is designed for ages 13 and older and supports the Massachusetts Social Studies curriculum standards for eighth and eleventh grades. Programs can be tailored to include additional topics and characters.
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“Meet Lucy Stone” was commissioned by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities as part of the State House Woman’s Leadership Project. Lucy Stone is also featured in the Making the World Better curriculum packet, available to teachers, free of charge, from the Foundation. The curriculum packet can be used before, after, or independently of an appearance by Judith Black.