" Woodhull's self-serving activities were attracting disapproval from both centrist AWSA and radical NWSA. Beyond membership and the timing of women's suffrage the groups differed only on minor points of policy. Public speaking
Stone and Brown both took part in Oberlin's rhetoric class but women were not allowed to speak in public supposedly because of specific passages in the Bible which forbade it.
Stone's organizational activities for the cause of women's rights yielded tangible gains in the difficult political environment of the 19th century. Anthony to take up the cause of women's suffrage. She assisted in establishing the Woman's National Loyal League to help pass the Thirteenth Amendment and thereby abolish slavery after which Lucy Stone helped form the largest group of like-minded women's rights reformers the politically moderate American Woman Suffrage Association which worked for decades at the state level in favor of women's right to vote.