Bella Abzug

Civil and Political Rights
By: Cinthia D.

  • She was born on July 24, 1920 in New York City.
  • Some of her attributes are human rights, peace and social justice.
  • She ran for congress winning a place in the House of Representatives in 1971.
  • Bella got reelected as congress twice then she left congress in 1977.
  • She fought for women's right and objected to the war in Vietnam.
  • Bella Abzug continued to work on many causes in the 1980s and 1990s and established the Women’s Environmental Development Organization.
  • She made a bid for mayor of New York City, but lost to Ed Koch in the primaries.
  • Bella Abzug left her mark on U.S. politics as a women’s rights champion and determined antiwar activist
  • She unfortunately died on  March 31, 1998  from complications following heart surgery.


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