Title IX: The Journey Continues
Geraldine A. Ferraro, the first woman nominated for national office by a major party, has died at the age of 75. Ferraro, a former congresswoman from Queens, New York, was selected, in 1984, by Walter Mondale to be his vice presidential running mate for the Democratic party. The Modale/Ferraro ticket lost in a landslide to Republican candidate Ronald Reagan. It would be another 24 years before another woman- Sarah Palin - would be nominated for the vice president position by a major party.