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Victoria Claflin Woodhull portrait
Description: Reproduction of a portrait depicting Victoria Claflin Woodhull from Homer, Ohio. Woodhull was one of the most controversial women of the 19th century. Rejecting conventional women's roles, she toured the country speaking on such topics as women's rights and social reform for women. In 1871, she testified before Congress in an attempt to gain women's rights through the citizenship guarantees of the 14th and 15th amendments. When Congress denied her claims, Woodhull decided to run for president of the United States the following year as the Equal Rights Party Candidate. She and her sister Tennessee Claflin became the first women to own and operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street, and also published a newspaper titled "Woodhull and Claflin's Weekly." Woodhull was at the center of many scandals and eventually even the most radical members of the woman's rights movement tried to distance themselves from her. She moved to England in 1877 and later married an Englishman. She died in 1927. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL01099
Subjects: Women's rights; Women social reformers - Ohio; Ohio History--Presidents and Politics; Political campaigns
Places: Homer (Ohio); Licking County (Ohio)