Belva Lockwood (1830-1917)- lawyer, activist who fought for women & minority equal rights. First woman to argue a case before the US Supreme Court & argued sucessfully for bill to give federal female employees same pay as men. Helped Cherokee people win $5 milliom reimbursement from gov't.  Ran for US Pres. twice

Belva Lockwood lawyer, activist who fought for women & minority…

Lady Has the Floor : Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights (Hardcover) (Kate Hannigan)

Lady Has the Floor : Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights (Hardcover) (Kate Hannigan)

Belva Lockwood received an honorary doctorate in 1909 from Syracuse University

Belva Lockwood received an honorary doctorate in 1909 from Syracuse University

Belva Lockwood

Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would be President.

Lady Has the Floor : Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights (Hardcover) (Kate Hannigan)

Lady Has the Floor : Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights (Hardcover) (Kate Hannigan)

Belva Lockwood- first woman to run for president on the national level and first woman to try a case before the Supreme Court.

Belva Lockwood- first woman to run for president on the national level and first woman to try a case before the Supreme Court.

Belva Lockwood  Picture of Belva Lockwood, lawyer and women's rights advocate.

Women's Suffrage Picture Gallery

Lawyer, pacifist, and feminist Belva Ann Lockwood was the first female lawyer to practice before the Supreme Court. She founded the National Equal Rights Party, and was its candidate for president in 1884 and

Belva Lockwood, attorney, politician & educator, was born in New York. She worked for women's rights and ran for president of U.S. in 1884 and 1888 . Women did not get the right to vote until the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920.

Belva Lockwood, attorney, politician & educator, was born in New York. She worked for women's rights and ran for president of U. in 1884 and 1888 . Women did not get the right to vote until the Amendment was ratified in

Belva Lockwood, pioneer in the field of law, and second woman candidate for President.

Belva Lockwood, pioneer in the field of law, and second woman candidate for President.

The only known item of campaign memorabilia known that pictures together both Belva Lockwood and her 1884 running mate, Marietta Stow.

An Equal Rights Ticket from the 1884 Presidential election.(Unknown artist/Collection of Oakland Museum of California)

The two Belva Lockwood ribbons exhibited here were both worn at satirical  Lockwood "Mother Hubbard" parades, where men, dressed in the "Hubbard"  style of d...

The two Belva Lockwood ribbons exhibited here were both worn at satirical Lockwood "Mother Hubbard" parades, where men, dressed in the "Hubbard" style of d.

Belva Lockwood (1830-1917)  Lawyer, Women's Rights Activist  Lockwood graduated from the National University Law School in Washington, D.C. in 1873. In 1879, she was the first woman admitted to practice before the Supreme Court where, in 1900, she argued and won 5 million dollars for the Eastern Cherokee Indians. She ran for president in 1884 and 1888 as the National Equal Rights Party candidate. She joined the Universal Peace Union, and in 1889 was a delegate to the International Peace…

Belva Lockwood was a pioneering lawyer, politician, educator and suffragist. She was the first woman to argue a case before the U. Supreme Court AND the first woman to run a serious, full-on campaign for the presidency (twice!

Belva Lockwood  FIRST TO ARGUE IN THE SUPREME COURT Belva Lockwood was one of the first female lawyers in the United States. After fighting for seven years, the law school graduate was admitted to appear before the Supreme Court in 1873, working on a divorce case. For the first time in history, the verdict included a judgment forcing the husband to pay alimony.

Revolutionary pioneers

Belva Lockwood FIRST TO ARGUE IN THE SUPREME COURT Belva Lockwood was one of the first female lawyers in the United States. After fighting for seven years, the law school graduate was admitted to appear before the Supreme Court in 1873, working on a divorce case. For the first time in history, the verdict included a judgment forcing the husband to pay alimony.

Belva Lockwood for President, 1884: A Woman in a Man's World ...

Belva Lockwood for President, A Woman in a Man’s World

Belva lockwood print

Belva lockwood print

Belva Lockwood ran on the Equal Rights Party back in 1884 and again in 1888. She was 54 years old the first time she ran.

Belva Lockwood ran on the Equal Rights Party back in 1884 and again in She was 54 years old the first time she ran.

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