Lucy Stone portrait
Boston, News

School’s Namesake Celebrated by Dorchester Historical Society

  • September 22, 2019

On September 22, the Dorchester Historical Society and the social justice team at the National Parks of Boston will celebrate Lucy Stone’s life and legacy. Lucy Stone was a longtime Dorchester resident, and leading suffragist and abolitionist in the mid-1800s. She attended Oberlin College in Ohio, and in 1847 was the first Massachusetts woman to earn a college degree. In 1850, Lucy Stone organized the first national Women’s Rights Convention in Worcester, Massachusetts. One of Dorchester’s elementary school buildings was named in her honor after her death — now home to Roxbury Prep Lucy Stone Campus.

Read more about Lucy Stone on the National Women’s History Museum website.