Henry Brown Blackwell (1825-1909)

by Karen Board Moran, 3/26/2005

Courtesy of the Library of Congress “votes for Women” website.

An early advocate of woman suffrage and abolition, Henry Blackwell joined Lucy Stone in devoting their lives to these causes.

In 1867 he wrote a message to Southern legislature proposing the extension of woman suffrage to counterbalance negro suffrage.

Two years later he devoted most of his time and money to help his wife in organize the American Woman Suffrage Association.

In 1870 Stone founded The Woman’s Journal in Boston, MA. When funding was scarce, he edited the paper without salary until his death. Their daughter, Alice worked with him to continue her mother’s legacy.