First Woman to Run for President
But the truth is, she was actually the second. The first was a suffragette named Victoria Woodhull, who ran for President in 1872.
She was nominated by the newly formed Equal Rights Party, and Frederick Douglas was nominated as Vice-President, though he never acknowledged his nomination.
Victoria accepted, and though she received no electoral votes, there’s evidence that she received approximately 2,000 popular votes that weren’t counted.