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Life Story: Bella Abzug (1920-1998)

Outspoken congresswoman and women’s rights leader.

This resource is adapted from the New-York Historical Society’s The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 curriculum.

Bella Abzug in New York rallying support for George McGovern and demanding a ceasefire in Vietnam

Dorothy Marder, Bella Abzug in New York rallying support for George McGovern and demanding a ceasefire in Vietnam, 1972. Photograph. Swarthmore College Peace Collection.

“Bella! for Congress” Pin-back button

“Bella! for Congress” Pin-back button, 1972. Columbia Advertising Company (maker). New-York Historical Society, Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler.

Athletes carrying a torch that had been relayed from Seneca Falls, New York, to Houston to open the First National Women’s Conference

Athletes Sylvia Ortiz, Peggy Kokernot, and Michelle Cearcy carrying a torch that had been relayed from Seneca Falls, New York, to Houston to open the First National Women’s Conference; they are accompanied by Billie Jean King, Susan B. Anthony II, Bella Abzug, and Betty Friedan, 1977. Bettye Lane / Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. © Estate of Bettye Lane

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