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American History XX: Victoria Woodhull

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

For today's installment of American History XX, composer Victoria Bond talks about the life of Victoria Woodhull, who in 1872 became the first woman to run for president of the United States. Woodhull pushed for women’s suffrage, social reforms, and even free love. Victoria Bond’s opera, "Mrs. President," will be performed at Symphony Space  July 9.

Guests:

Victoria Bond

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rena young from manhattan, new york

as someone interested in american history, and particularly women's history, i really enjoyed hearing about victoria bond's opera featuring the life of victoria woodhull. there was another lady, less famous than woodhull, but who also ran for president in the late l9th century, Belva Lockwood. She was also the first woman to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court. Her life and political activivism are the subject of a fascinating book by constitutional legal scholar Jill Norgren, and a version has also been written specifically for teens. a great gift for the 4th of july to your grandaughter.

Jul. 03 2012 07:09 PM

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