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Battling Bella: The Protest Politics of Bella Abzug

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Elected to the House of Representatives in 1970, Bella Abzug became a galvanizing force in the Democrats’ “New Politics” insurgency and advanced the feminist agenda in ways big and small. In Battling Bella, historian Leandra Ruth Zarnow discusses how Bella Abzug’s promotion of women’s rights, gay rights, universal childcare, social justice, and more provoked not only fierce opposition from Republicans but caused a split within her own party.

A book signing follows the program.




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