Belva Lockwood


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Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood (October 24, 1830 – May 19, 1917) was an American attorney, politician, educator, and author. She was active in working for women's rights. The press of her day referred to her as a "suffragist," someone who believed in women's suffrage or voting rights. Lockwood overcame many social and personal obstacles related to gender restrictions. After college, she ... more »

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  • ''The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.''
    Belva Lockwood (1830-1917), U.S. lawyer, feminist. quoted in Lady for the Defense, pt. 3, ch. 13, Mary Virginia Fox (1975). Lockwood was arguing i...
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