Friday, October 23, 2009
October 23 Birthday: Victoria Woodhull
Victoria Woodhull, politician
Oct. 23, 1838-June 9, 1927
Woman for President: The Story of Virginia Woodhull by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Jane Dyer (Walker, 2006 reprint)
Woodhull's run for president in 1872 is a fascinating part of American history. In this race, women's rights were raised to a new level. Her eclectic background: fortune-teller, newspaper owner and investment business owner, to name only a few of her talents also make Woodhull a woman to be remembered.
"Who is Victoria Woodhull?" offers more information about this political pioneer.