Profile of the Day: Victoria Woodhull
On May 10, 1872 Victoria Woodhull, a leader of the woman’s suffrage movement, became the first woman nominated for President of the United States. She was nominated by the then newly formed Equal Rights Party. In 1871, she had spoken publicly against the government being composed only of men; she proposed developing a new constitution and a new government.
In 1870, Woodhull and her sister Tennessee Claflin were the first women to operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street named Woodhull, Claflin & Company. They were also the first women to found a newspaper, Woodhull & Claflin’s Weekly which was primarily used to support Victoria Woodhull for President of the United States.
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