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'I cannot vote, but I can be voted for’ — The women who ran for office before Hillary, a history:

Victoria Woodhull, 1872 

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She ran under the banner of the Equal Rights party nearly half a century before women even had the right to vote. She was also the first woman to testify before Congress, arguing that the 14th and 15th amendments to the constitution – the ones granting equal protection under the law and giving black men the vote – also enfranchised women.

Shirley Chisholm, 1972

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She was the first African American to run for the presidential nomination. She earned 152 delegates and used them at the Democratic convention as bargaining chips to have the rights of women, African Americans and the poor included in the party platform.

Lenora Fulani, 1988 and 1992

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She was the presidential nominee for the New Alliance party, which no longer exists. During her 1988 run, Fulani was the first woman to appear on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. At the time, she received 225,000 votes.

On June 7th, history was made again. 


New York in the 1970s;

1) New York City Traffic, 1966-73

2) All business. East 52nd Street, 1981.

3) The Oyster Bar and Restaurant at Grand Central Terminal, July 31, 1974. By Don Hogan Charles.

4) Manhattan doorway, c.1975.

5) BC Distributors, 1971. By Fred Herzog.

6) Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1981. By Fred R Conrad.

7) Untitled (Buried Alive), circa 1960s or 1970s. By Harry Lapow.

8) In the late 1970s, Grand Central Terminal’s owners faced bankruptcy and, figuring they had a solution, nearly slapped a 55-story office tower on top of the revered architectural marvel.

9) Looking west down 149th Street, 1973. The foreground is Third Avenue. Melrose Avenue comes in from the right.

10) Carmine Galante and Leonardo Coppolla after a 1979 rubout in the backyard of a Brooklyn restaurant, by members of the Bonanno crime family. Frank Castoral climbed a roof to get this shot.