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The OSF director and the story of the first woman presidential candidate

Victoria Woodhull for President
Victoria Woodhull for President

Hillary Clinton was the first woman to win the popular vote in the race for the White House. Like many other women who ran for president, she didn't get across the finish line.

Wait, there were many other women...? True.

None received major party nominations before Clinton, but more than 100 women signed up to run for president, even in the days before they could vote.

The podcast series "A Simple Herstory" covers the women in turn, with Season One focused on Victoria Woodhull, candidate number one (in 1872).

Donya Washington, a director and producer at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, directed the first season of the podcast and a staged version of the show; she visits with some of the background on the series and the much-misunderstood Ms. Woodhull.

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