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Thirty years ago tonight: Geraldine Ferraro makes history
Thirty years ago tonight: Geraldine Ferraro makes history

Thirty years ago tonight, all she had to say were five words and, just like that, thousands of delegates to the Democratic Party's 1984 convention nearly blew off the roof of San Francisco’s Moscone Center. “My name is Geraldine Ferraro,” the newly minted vice presidential nominee declared, making history. In front of her were grandmothers, mothers, single women, young girls, babies. The men with convention passes had wisely handed them off, to the point where spotting a male delegate was rare. In the sea of women, tears fell, chants flew, feet stomped, the building rocked as if the San Andreas was joining in as the first woman ever to become a presidential or vice...

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