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Washington, D.C.-The Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives Receiving a Deputation of Female Suffragists, January 11th-A Lady Delegate Reading Her Argument in Favor of Woman's Voting, on the Basis of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Constitutional Amendments

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Title

Washington, D.C.-The Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives Receiving a Deputation of Female Suffragists, January 11th-A Lady Delegate Reading Her Argument in Favor of Woman's Voting, on the Basis of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Constitutional Amendments

Subject

Suffrage

Description

On January 11, 1871, entrepreneur and woman suffrage advocate Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to address a congressional committee. In her remarks she declared that the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments granted women the right to vote. She attempted to cast her ballot in a New York election that November, as did woman suffrage advocate Anna Whitehead Bodeker in Richmond.

Source

Harper's Weekly, February 4, 1871, p. 349

Publisher

Harper and Brothers

Date

January 11, 1871

Contributor

Library of Virginia

Rights

CC BY-SA

Format

JPG

Type

Engraving

Identifier

15_0959_002 Suffragist 1871

Coverage

United States