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Why Not a Woman (for President)?

August 22, 1980 – January 4, 1981

Museum: Portrait Gallery

Location: 1st Floor, Bay

Belva Ann Lockwood, the first woman candidate for President on the Equal Rights Party ticket, is the subject of a small exhibit. Portraits, in addition to memorabilia from her candidacy in 1884, as well as those of her opponents, James G. Blaine and Grover Cleveland, are included.