Today in 1818, Lucy Stone was born. Abolitionist and suffragist, she and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association and was one of the primary movers of the U.S. women’s rights movement. She was the first American woman to retain her given name after marriage.

“A wife should no more take her husband's name than he should hers. My name is my identity and must not be lost.”