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Geraldine Ferraro - Smashing The Glass Ceiling In 1984

In memory of the passing of Geraldine Ferraro - her acceptance speech as vice-Presidential nominee in 1984.

<strong>Vice-President Geraldine Ferraro - had such a nice ring to it.</strong>


Hearing the sad news today of the passing of Geraldine Ferraro, I was reminded of that July in 1984 when Presidential candidate Walter Mondale smashed the glass ceiling and selected the first woman as his vice-Presidential running mate. It was talked about well before and mulled over and the choice was met with a wave of "well, it's about time". Or as she put it:

Geraldine Ferraro: “Thank you vice-President Mondale. Vice-President – it has such a nice ring to it.”

So in memory of her passing and of a pivotal moment in American history, here is Geraldine Ferraro's acceptance speech from July 15, 1984. Rest in Peace.

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