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The Anti-Slavery Women of the Ellen Stone Building and Elsewhere

Join us for an unforgettable event. Monday Sept. 4 - 10am

When the Ellen Stone Building (then called Robbins Hall) opened in 1833, the women of the Robbins family were prohibited from speaking in public, voting, or taking part in politics. Instead, they became part of the "great silent army" that made the anti-slavery movement grow to a political force by the 1850s. 

Learn how the Robbins women fit into the history of the anti-slavery movement, bi-racial leaders and persuasive writers who inspired them, and how The Ellen Stone building became one of the few places where lecturers like Lucy Stone and Senator Charles Sumner would speak out against a cruel, but profitable, institution.

Led by Kathleen Dalton, historian, biographer, and  Lexington Lyceum board member. This accessible event will run for about one hour, and include travel for short distances on paved sidewalks. 

You will receive an email that will serve as your entry ticket when you submit this form.

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