In this fiery presentation, Lucy Stone describes the tension of Antebellum Boston. Her discussion touches on the gender caste system and also encompasses the fierce abolitionist movement. Women were evolving from successful abolitionists to struggling suffragists, and their fight was ferocious, so come along for the ride!
Stone was the first woman to earn a college degree in Massachusetts. As a scholar, she intensely studied Greek and Hebrew and vehemently insists that the Holy Bible has been mistranslated to oppress and objectify women. There is no way she will settle for second best, even in her marriage! She created a marriage protest to be read in place of her wedding vows and refused to take her husband’s surname, leading to the moniker of a “Lucy Stoner” to describe a woman who does just that!
Critically acclaimed actress Judith Kalaora portrays this outspoken 19th-century “feminist-abolitionist” in this performance, written by the actress herself.