In 1872, Victoria C. Woodhull (1838-1927) became the first woman to run for President of the United States. On this Election Day, exactly 100 years later, Jan Legnitto, Ruth Rosen and Isabel Welsh explore the personality of the most notorious woman of the late 1800s, with excerpts from Woodhuff's writings on feminism, free love and birth control. Portions of this program were excerpted from an article by Miriam Schneier entitled "The woman who ran for president in 1872" which appeared in Ms. Magazine in September 1972.
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