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Kalamazoo Legends: Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Kalamazoo Rotary Club January 24, 2005 Kalamazoo Legends: Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Kalamazoo Rotary Club January 24, 2005

Lucinda Stone • Born Lucinda Hinsdale - Sept. 30, 1814 • Last of 12 Lucinda Stone • Born Lucinda Hinsdale - Sept. 30, 1814 • Last of 12 children • Education – Hinesburg Academy, Hinesburg, VT – Middlebury Female Seminary • Married James Stone in 1840 in Grand Rapids, MI – Former principal of Hinesburg Academy

Lucinda and J. A. B. Stone Lucinda and J. A. B. Stone

Lucinda and J. A. B. Stone • J. A. B. appointed as Minister of Lucinda and J. A. B. Stone • J. A. B. appointed as Minister of the First Baptist Church and President of Kalamazoo College (The Old Branch merged with the Kalamazoo Literary Institute) in 1843 • Lucinda became the first principal of the Female Department • Classes were held at the Old Branch, later Upper and Lower Halls (South St. and Michigan Ave. )

The Old Branch The Old Branch

1861 -1862 Catalogue 1861 -1862 Catalogue

1861 -1862 Faculty of Female Department Mrs. L. H. Stone Principal, and Teacher of 1861 -1862 Faculty of Female Department Mrs. L. H. Stone Principal, and Teacher of History and English Literature

View of Lower Hall and Upper Hall View of Lower Hall and Upper Hall

Lower Hall Classroom Lower Hall Classroom

Lucinda and J. A. B. Stone • Men and Women’s departments remained separate until Lucinda and J. A. B. Stone • Men and Women’s departments remained separate until 1868 • Men and women moved easily between the two departments, taking courses at both during the Stone era

Lucinda and J. A. B. Stone • James and Lucinda had 3 sons – Lucinda and J. A. B. Stone • James and Lucinda had 3 sons – Clement Walker – Horatio Hackett – James Helm • Editor-in-Chief of the Detroit Tribune • Editor-in-Chief of the Detroit Daily News

Contemporaries Susan B. Anthony Contemporaries Susan B. Anthony

Contemporaries Frederick Douglass Contemporaries Frederick Douglass

Contemporaries Ralph Waldo Emerson Contemporaries Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lucinda and J. A. B Stone – ca 1855 Lucinda and J. A. B Stone – ca 1855

Kalamazoo College • • Student enrollment declines after 1857 Tougher entrance requirements Depressed economy Kalamazoo College • • Student enrollment declines after 1857 Tougher entrance requirements Depressed economy Financial mismanagement Shift in the Baptist leadership Unpopular liberalism of Mrs. Stones resign under fire in 1863

Lucinda and J. A. B. Stone • James Stone – Editor of the Kalamazoo Lucinda and J. A. B. Stone • James Stone – Editor of the Kalamazoo Daily Telegraph – First President of the Michigan Publisher’s Association – Under President Grant became Kalamazoo Postmaster • Their house burned to the ground in 1866 and they moved to 144 E. Lovell, the site of the Kalamazoo Gazette • Lucinda had time to devote her attention to the outside world • She became a “teacher at large”

Lucinda Stone • Conducted a private school at her home for young women • Lucinda Stone • Conducted a private school at her home for young women • Organized travelling schools – Eight educational trips to Europe – Trips were 12 -18 months in duration – At age 76, Lucinda led a trip to Egypt, Syria and Palestine

Lucinda Stone • Worked to enroll women at the University of Michigan – Madelon Lucinda Stone • Worked to enroll women at the University of Michigan – Madelon Stockwell first female student • Worked to hire women faculty at the University of Michigan • Lectured for the Women’s Suffrage Movement • Anti-Slavery Movement

Madelon Stockwell Madelon Stockwell

Lucinda and J. A. B. Stone Lucinda and J. A. B. Stone

Lucinda Stone • University of Michigan – Received an honorary doctorate in June 1890 Lucinda Stone • University of Michigan – Received an honorary doctorate in June 1890 – Received the second doctorate given to a woman from the school

Mother of Clubs • Founded – Twentieth Century Club – Literary clubs for women Mother of Clubs • Founded – Twentieth Century Club – Literary clubs for women throughout Michigan • Column in many national newspapers called “Club Talks” – Frederick Douglass Club for African American men and women • Helped organize the Women’s Press Association in 1890 • Chair of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs

World’s Columbian Exposition Chicago, May – October 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition Chicago, May – October 1893

Fairground Map Woman’s Building Fairground Map Woman’s Building

Lucinda Stone • Member of People’s Church in 1894 • Friend of Caroline Bartlett Lucinda Stone • Member of People’s Church in 1894 • Friend of Caroline Bartlett Crane • Organized a club for African American men for the church • Built up the Channing Library • Lucinda died in 1900 at 85

Lucinda Stone – ca 1895 Lucinda Stone – ca 1895

Acknowledgements • Gail Griffin, Professor of English, Kalamazoo College • Elizabeth Smith, Archivist, Kalamazoo Acknowledgements • Gail Griffin, Professor of English, Kalamazoo College • Elizabeth Smith, Archivist, Kalamazoo College • Kathryn Lightcap, Graphics/Multimedia Designer, Kalamazoo College • Ladies Library Association • First Baptist Church • Jennifer Thomas, Archivist and Librarian, Albion College