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The Lucy Stone Award for Outstanding Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies was
developed in the 2008-2009 academic year. The award is named after a prominent abolitionist
and female suffragist in the United States. Lucy Stone (1818-1893) was
the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree. She helped
organize the first National Women’s Rights Convention. Called “the orator” and
“the morning star of the woman’s rights movement,” Stone published her radical
views in the Woman’s Journal and
delivered a speech that sparked Susan B. Anthony to take up the cause of
women’s suffrage. Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote, “Lucy Stone was the first
person by whom the heart of the American public was deeply stirred on the woman
question." Stone was also the first American woman to revert to her
maiden name after marriage.
The Emma Goldman Award was developed in the 2008-2009 academic year to reward high achievement in IDS/WGS. The award is named after a famous Marxist feminist activist who developed a philosophy of feminist anarchism, a political philosophy that foregrounds individual and collective
will over the will of the government. Emma Goldman (1869-1940) is known for her vitality and charisma and was admired by her allies for being a radical free-thinker.
These characteristics reflect the independent spirit that leads some of our USC Upstate students to create a major of their own – in the absence of a Women’s and Gender Studies major – by majoring in IDS with a WGS concentration.
Lisa Johnson, Ph.D.
Office: CASB 124
Phone: 864-503-5724Email: email@example.com
Center for Women's and Gender Studies
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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