" ...[Lucy Stone] was one of the first women to lecture publicly for woman's rights. Stone worked as a teacher ... and then toured widely as an anti-slavery lecturer. She soon began speaking for women's rights explaining, "I was a woman before I was an abolitionist, I must speak for the women."
- Cooney, Winning the Vote
"She said in 1847, 'I expect to plead not for the slave only, but for suffering humanity everywhere. Especially do I mean to labor for the elevation of my sex.' Lucy Stone did not participate in the First Woman’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, but she was an organizer of the 1850 Worcester First National Woman’s Rights Convention... It is her 1852 speech at the National Woman's Rights Convention in Syracuse, New York, which is credited for converting Susan B. Anthony to the cause of women’s rights. Lucy Stone participated in the 1852, 1853, and 1855 national woman’s rights conventions, and was president of the 1856 National Woman’s Rights Convention held in New York, New York."
- National Park Service