Belva Lockwood was the first qualified woman to run for President of the United States and she did it while suffragists were still battling for the vote in 1884 and 1888.


Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman to run for POTUS in 1972 and the first female nominee for the Democratic party.


This week we divide and conquer to give you a remastered two-fer of glass-ceiling crashing women in US politics. Beckett shares the life of Belva Lockwood and Susan talks about Shirley Chisholm in this mini-series of women who ran for the office of POTUS.

One of these days it will happen, Belva said so…and we agree.

For more information on either (or both, they are both worth looking into some more) please visit their original shownotes from 2016 BELVA LOCKWOOD and SHIRLEY CHISHOLM!


Break music in the Belva section is Keep on the Path by The Mystery Body; all music in Shirley’s part is Worth the Fight, by Marie Hine both used with permission from MusicAlley.