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Victoria Woodhull: The First Woman to Run for President

From: Radio Diaries
Series: Contenders
Length: 07:18

In the 19th century, Victoria Woodhull was many things: a clairvoyant, a businesswoman, an advocate for women’s rights and sexual freedom, and a magnet for media attention and scandal. Her 1872 campaign for president came at a time when most women did not even have the right to vote. This story is part of the series "Contenders," portraits of some of America's most original presidential candidates. Produced by Radio Diaries (radiodiaries.org).

Victoria-woodhull_001_l_small In the 19th century, Victoria Woodhull was many things: a clairvoyant, a businesswoman, an advocate for women’s rights and sexual freedom, and a magnet for media attention and scandal. Her 1872 campaign for president came at a time when most women did not even have the right to vote. This story is part of the series "Contenders," portraits of some of America's most original presidential candidates. Produced by Radio Diaries (radiodiaries.org).

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In the 19th century, Victoria Woodhull was many things: a clairvoyant, a businesswoman, an advocate for women’s rights and sexual freedom, and a magnet for media attention and scandal. Her 1872 campaign for president came at a time when most women did not even have the right to vote. This story is part of the series "Contenders," portraits of some of America's most original presidential candidates. Produced by Radio Diaries (radiodiaries.org).

Additional Credits

This story is part of the series "Contenders," portraits of America's most original presidential candidates. The story was produced by Joe Richman and Samara (suh-MAR-ah) Freemark of Radio Diaries (radiodiaries.org).

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http://www.radiodiaries.org/victoria-woodhull-the-first-woman-to-run-for-president/