Abzug, Bella

New York feminist US Rep, a founder of the National Women’s Political Caucus

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(1920-1998) Jewish-American lawyer, Congresswoman, social activist, a leader of the Women's Movement. In 1971 Abzug joined other leading feminists to found the National Women's Political Caucus. She famously declared "This woman’s place is in the House-the House of Representatives” in her successful 1970 campaign. Later appointed to chair the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year and to plan the 1977 National Women's Conference by President Ford, led President Carter's Commission on Women. She was 13 when her father died and was told she would not be allowed to say the Mourner's Kaddish for her father in synagogue as it was a matter of Jewish law for sons to say Kaddish after the death of a parent. However, she did so as one of her first feminist actions because her father had no son. Earned a Columbia University law degree, admitted to the New York Bar 1947. She became a labor lawyer and when very few women did so, took on civil rights cases in the South. She was an outspoken advocate of liberal causes, inc. support for the Equal Rights Amendment, opposition to the Vietnam War, and active in Women Strike for Peace, as well as a supporter of Zionism. NY US Rep (D) 1971-77. In 1976, Abzug ran for the Senate, but was defeated in the Democratic primary by Daniel Patrick Moynihan. She was unsuccessful in a bid to be NYC Mayor in 1977 and in attempts to return to the House in 1978 and 1986. She was one of the first members of Congress to support gay rights, introducing the 1st federal gay rights bill (Equality Act of 1974) with fellow NY Rep Ed Koch, future NYC mayor. SP, 10 x 8 glossy b&w seated portrait (Jean Wolcott credit verso)with trademark hat signed with sentiment

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Type:Photograph






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