On November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony voted in a presidential election—and was then arrested. Almost 50 years later, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, prohibiting states from denying women the right to vote.
Frida Khalo in the studio of Diego Rivera photo by Nickolas Muray
Victoria Claflin Woodhull, America's first woman presidential candidate, advocated for the right to marry, divorce, and have children without government interference. Though the legality of her 1872 candidacy has been contested, Victoria Claflin Woodhull remains a visionary who was over a hundred years before her time — all this in a time before women were even allowed to vote.
Emily Wilding Davison (1872 - 1913) - a suffragette who braved prison many times and died as a result of an injury sustained in the act of championing her cause
Pioneer: Victoria Claflin Woodhull, born in 1838, married at age fifteen to an alcoholic and womanizer. She became the first woman to establish a brokerage firm on Wall Street and played an active role in the woman's suffrage movement. She became the first woman to run for President of the United States in 1872. Her name is largely lost in history. Few recognize her name and accomplishments.
From left: suffragettes Emily Davison, Sylvia Pankhurst, Christabel Pankhurst and Emmeline Pethick-Laurence, 1910