Dom, dressed like a gameshow host, clenches his teeth and his microphone in anger. On the screen behind him Bess, as Susanna Salter, celebrates her victory.

April 4, 1887

Susanna M. Salter becomes the first woman Mayor in US history after a group of men add her name to the ballot as a joke to humiliate women in politics.

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