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 (blăck′wĕl′, -wəl), Antoinette Louisa Brown 1825-1921.
American social reformer. The first formally appointed (1852) woman pastor in America, she advocated abolition, temperance, and women's rights.


, Elizabeth 1821-1910.
British-born American physician who was the first woman to earn an MD from an American medical school (1849). With her sister Emily Blackwell (1826-1910), she founded (1857) an infirmary for women and children in New York City and later (1868) a women's medical college at the infirmary.
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(ˈblæk wəl, -ˌwɛl)

Elizabeth, 1821–1910, first woman physician in the U.S., born in England.
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While Anthony remained single, Stone married; but whereas Stanton had a fairly traditional marriage, Stone and her husband Henry Blackwell attempted to reform the institution by example.
In the summer of 1867, at the urging of Stone and her husband, Henry Blackwell, she agreed to take on a rigorous campaign in Kansas to urge passage of a women's suffrage amendment.
She was also the first woman in this country to keep her maiden name after her marriage to Henry Blackwell in 1854, though she did not object to "Mrs." being placed in front of it.
In September 1874, as the Beecher scandal was in full swing, Henry Blackwell wrote in the Journal that "Woman Suffrage has no more connection to Free Love than has Manhood Suffrage.
For example, when back at the turn of the 20th century Rhodes Scholars arrived in Oxford, they were given a right royal welcome by the self-educated bookshop-owner Benjamin Henry Blackwell, who had left school at twelve.
Million also examines at length Henry Blackwell's unflagging two-year courtship of Lucy Stone, Stone's deeply ambivalent feelings about marriage and Blackwell, and the early years of their union.
Lucy Stone was similarly unconvinced by Henry Blackwell's ardent courtship: "You are dearest to me ...
When she married the reformer Henry Blackwell in 1855, they devised a new marriage contract to protest the laws that subjected the wife to her husband.
He presided over the unconventional wedding of feminist Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell. Lucy kept her maiden name and the service had no reference to her "obeying" her husband.
According to Venet, Livermore's decision was in all likelihood the result of private discussions with Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell. When the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA) was formed in November 1869, Livermore was one of the founders.
Suffrage proponent and former abolitionist Henry Blackwell, for example, urged Southern suffragists to appeal to legislators with statistics that showed white women far outnumbered black women in most of the Southern states.