Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Alice Stone Blackwell

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Unknown artist. Alice Stone Blackwell, between 1905 and 1917. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Alice Stone Blackwell
b. 1857, East Orange, New Jersey; d. 1950, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Alice Stone Blackwell was the only child of Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell, both abolitionists and women's rights activists. She was well-known for her work as the editor of The Woman's Journal (1881–1917)—the official magazine of the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA)—and she initiated a reconciliation between two competing factions of the suffrage movement, which merged into the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). In 1893, through a family friend, Blackwell became interested in the "Armenian Question," which led to a passionate engagement with the plight of oppressed peoples around the world. Her sensitive translations of poetry—including Armenian Poems (1896), Songs of Russia (1906), and Songs of Grief and Gladness (1907; from Yiddish)—are a testament to this commitment. In 1930, she published a biography of her mother, Lucy Stone: Pioneer of Woman's Rights.

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