Blackwell, Henry Brown

Blackwell, Henry Brown,

1825–1909, American reformer, b. Bristol, England; brother of Elizabeth BlackwellBlackwell, Elizabeth,
1821–1910, American physician, b. England; sister of Henry Brown Blackwell. She was the first woman in the United States to receive a medical degree, which was granted (1849) to her by Geneva Medical College (then part of Geneva College, early name of
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. He was an abolitionist and later, with his wife, Lucy StoneStone, Lucy,
1818–93, reformer and leader in the women's rights movement, b. near West Brookfield, Mass., grad. Oberlin, 1847. In 1847 she gave her first lecture on women's rights, and the following year she was engaged by the Anti-Slavery Society as one of their regular
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, a worker for woman suffrage.
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