By Dakoda Smith, Copy Editor
Geraldine Ferraro, who in 1984 became the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket, died at 75, according to the Washington Post.
Ferraro made history when she accepted Walter Mondale’s request to run on his ticket as the vice-presidential nominee against Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
She is still well-known for the opening line of her acceptance speech, which prompted the large San Francisco crowd to cheering and tears.
“My name is Geraldine Ferraro,” she said. “I stand before you to proclaim tonight: America is the land where dreams can come true for all of us.”
To learn more about her story or to see photos of the 1984 campaign, click here.