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  • Fardowza Ahmed

    Victoria Claflin Woodhull, later Victoria Woodhull Martin (1838 – 1927), was an American leader of the woman's suffrage movement. In 1872 Woodhull was the first female candidate for President of the United States. She was also the first woman to start a weekly newspaper and an activist for women's rights and labor reforms. Woodhull was an advocate of free love, by which she meant the freedom to marry, divorce, and bear children without government interference.

  • Ashante Greenlee

    Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States (and who had great taste in hats). Her running mate, interestingly enough, was Frederick Douglass, the first African-American to run for Vice President. This is cool mess of history that I'm literally salivating over! Grade SCHOOLS! What are you doing not teaching any of this?!

  • Mohammad Ansar

    Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927) was suffragette, stock broker, publisher, and the first woman to run for the U.S. presidency. Her early years were spent in a travelling fortune-telling and medicine family show as a psychic. Later--a divorcee twice over--she operated a brokerage firm on Wall Street with her sister. She also started a reform magazine which argued for equal standards for men and women, mystical socialism, and the legalization of prostitution during the repressive Victorian era.

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