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Bella Abzug

Elected to the us house of represntaive in 197, spokes women of her day. She was courageouse, assertive, andsometimes even cabative, she always let people know her opinion about the issues that mattered to her. She was one of the best know femenist.

elizabeth roman

on 28 November 2012

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Transcript of Bella Abzug

Early Life Education Political Career Bella was Feminist,
and politician
Bold and outspoken
was a leading liberal activist and politician in the 1960s and 1970s,
known for her work for women’s rights.
Abzug had applied to the Harvard Law School, but she was rejected because of her gender. Bella Abzug was born July 24, 1920.
A daughter of a Russian immigrant,
She grew up poor in the Bronx.
At age elven she knew she wanted to be a lawyer
Age 12 first public speech attended hunter college and graduated in 1942.
Columbia Law School graduate
Admitted to the NY Bar in 1947
Was one of only a minuscule number of women law students across the nation. Anti-war Activist Family Known for her big hats and even bigger voice.
U.S politics as a women rights champion
Determined anti-war activist
Represented new york in congress
Most outspoken women on congress Achievements Opening Ceremony
Women's Environment and Development Organization
In the nineteen sixties, Bella Abzug became an anti-war activist.
Organized a group of anti-war women, called Women Strike for Peace.
Opposed American involvement in the war in Vietnam.
Opposed testing of nuclear weapons.
Supported a ban against nuclear weapons.
Became a leader of the movement against President Johnson because of his involvement in the war. Father operated a food store called the Live and Let Live Meat Market
Married Martin Abzug in 1944
He was her best friend and supporter
She had two daughters
Legacy Women in politics
Women movements
Life long activist for human rights Death Died of complications following heart surgery.
She had been hospitalized for weeks, and had been in poor health conditions for several years
Died march 31, 1998 at age 77
Died in Columbia-Presbyterian medical center in Manhattan Lombardi, Frank, and Joel Siegel. "Feminist Trailblazer, Former Congresswoman Bella Abzug Succumbs..." New York Daily News (New York, NY). 31 Mar 1998: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 19 Nov 2012. Work Cited Bella Abzug

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