1884 – The Equal Rights Party was formed in San Francisco, CA.


Belva was not only a pioneer herself, but sponsored other trailblazers to the Court..
Belva was not only a pioneer herself, but sponsored other trailblazers to the Court..

If a woman demonstrates that she is fitted to be president, she will someday occupy the White House. It will be entirely on her own merits, however. No movement will place her there simply because she is a woman. It will come if she proves herself fit for the position.

Equal Rights Party nomination. Dissatisfied with resistance by the men of the major parties to women’s suffrage, a small group of women announced the formation in 1884 of the Equal Rights Party . The Equal Rights Party held its national convention in San Francisco, California on September 20 ;nominating Belva Lockwood as its presidential candidate.

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