#GAReads | These 'Rebel Women' Sought Equality in 19th-Century New York
On April 2, 1870, a 31-year-old New York stockbroker and newspaper publisher named Victoria Woodhull made national news after she wrote a letter to The New York Herald with an announcement: She would be the first woman ever to run for president, and her candidacy would not be a farce.
“I am quite well aware that in assuming this position I shall evoke more ridicule than enthusiasm at the outset,” Woodhull wrote. “But this is an epoch of sudden changes and startling surprises. What may appear absurd today will assume a serious aspect tomorrow.”