Victoria Claflin Woodhull (September 23, 1838 – June 9, 1927) was an American suffragist who was described by Gilded Age newspapers as a leader of the American woman’s suffrage movement in the 19th century.
Woodhull was nominated for President of the United States by the newly formed Equal Rights Party on May 10, 1872, at Apollo Hall, New York City. A year earlier, she had announced her intention to run. Her nomination was ratified at convention on June 6, 1872. A former slave was nominated to run alongside her as Vice President. However, this ex-slave declined to acknowledge this nomination. Instead, he served as a presidential elector in the United States Electoral College for the State of New York.
This was not the first time, this ex-slave had the opportunity to run for President of the United States.
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