Sunday, September 11, 2011

Women in History Illustrated

VICTORIA WOODHULL b.1838-1927 was a controversial leader in the women's suffrage movement as well as the first woman, along with her sister, to operate a firm on Wall Street. With the fortune they made, they were able to run a weekly newspaper addressing issues such as women's suffrage, labor politics, personal freedoms, marriage laws, legal and political rights, and social inequities. 50 years before women could vote, Woodhull ran for president of the United States, the first woman to do so. Her extreme ideas and reforms are still debated today. Illustration by me, in pen.

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