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    These Women Blazed Trails for Their Gender

    Hear them roar! While Hillary Clinton’s making waves this year, Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for U.S. president, way back in 1872, long before ladies could vote. “Big Mama” Thornton got “Hound Dog” onto vinyl three years before Elvis. And Adelina Otero-Warren was the first woman of Mexican descent to run for Congress. For Women’s History Month, we’re taking note of female pioneers and hoping that future generations find another Anna Arnold Hedgeman, founder of the National Organization for Women, to help continue the push for equality.

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