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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Geraldine Ferraro: A Woman Runs

Geraldine Ferraro (died 26 March 2011)

Fittingly, Geraldine Ferraro was born on 26 August 1935--the fifteenth-anniversary of the certification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. In 1984, Ferraro became the first woman nominated by a major political party (Democratic) to run for the office of Vice President of the United States.

Geraldine Ferraro, U.S. House of Representatives
from the Biographical Dictionary
of the United States
If you're not familiar with Ferraro's historic run, you may be interested in the documentary film, Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way. And for a brief overview of her life and career, here's the New York Times obituary, "She Ended the Men's Club of National Politics," accompanied by a photo gallery, several multi-media features, including the video feature "Last Word: Geraldine Ferraro" and a slide show entitled "A Barrier-Breaking Woman on a Major-Party Ticket," and, finally, a link to Joyce Furnick's essay, "Why Gerry Ferraro Mattered" (I added a link here, in case it disappears from the obituary).

You will find Robin Pogrebin's excellent New York Times essay "Ferraro Remembered as Inspiration to a Nation’s Daughters," by clicking here