IN THEIR OWN WORDS:

I’m Lucy

Lucy Manning, future lawyer

Lucy Manning, future attorney

…and all I want is to attend Oberlin College and become a lawyer.

Tess Riley thinks I’m crazy. She laughs at me. Barefoot Tess with ink on her nose and mud under her fingernails laughs at me! I’m angry but not intimidated. Women can and should be lawyers. And doctors and ministers, too. And we will be all those and more. We’ll change the nasty laws that hold women down. Change the civil laws and the social laws, too. But first I must get to Oberlin. I must!

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Tess Riley Beany Lucy Wixumlee Beau Maas