CANCELED - “Madam President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull”


Appalachian Celebrates The 19th Amendment Centennial - Women’s Right to Vote

Bette Lou Higgins: 
“Madam President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull,” The first woman to run for President of the United States

A presentation by Bette Lou Higgins 

When: Tuesday, March 17, 11 am

Where: 417 Beacon Heights, Plemmons Student Union

Coming from a poverty-stricken background and with little education, Victoria Woodhull (1838 – 1927) managed to become the first woman to publicly address the United States Congress, first woman to run for U.S. president, was an active suffragist, newspaper editor and stockbroker -- she accomplished more than anyone would have expected. A presentation followed by a Q&A with Bette Lou Higgins.

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Published: Feb 27, 2020 4:00pm