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Bella Abzug with Women Strike For Peace, Demonstrating in Front of the White House

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Bella Abzug with Women Strike For Peace (WSP), demonstrating in front of the White House. Abzug holds a sign reading, "Stop the Dooms-Day Clock. End the Horror of Nuclear Arms Race Now!"

Courtesy of Dorothy Marder.

Bella Abzug with Women Strike For Peace (WSP), demonstrating in front of the White House. Abzug holds a sign reading, "Stop the Dooms-Day Clock. End the Horror of Nuclear Arms Race Now!"

Courtesy of Dorothy Marder.

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Congresswoman Barbara Jordan Speaking at the National Women's Conference with Bella Abzug and Rosalynn Carter, 1977

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Congresswoman Barbara Jordan Speaking at the National Women's Conference in 1977 with Bella Abzug and Rosalynn Carter seated to her right.

Courtesy of Dorothy Marder.

<p>Congresswoman Barbara Jordan Speaking at the National Women's Conference in 1977 with Bella Abzug and Rosalynn Carter seated to her right.</p>
<p>Courtesy of Dorothy Marder.</p>

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Bella Abzug at Rally to Impeach Nixon

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Bella Abzug speaking at rally to impeach Richard Nixon.

Courtesy of Dorothy Marder.

Bella Abzug speaking at rally to impeach Richard Nixon.

Courtesy of Dorothy Marder.

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Bella Abzug with her Parents

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Bella Abzug with her parents, Esther and Emanuel Savitsy.

Courtesy of Liz and Eve Abzug.

Bella Abzug with her parents, Esther and Emanuel Savitsy.

Courtesy of Liz and Eve Abzug.

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Bella Abzug as a Child

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Bella Abzug as a child.

Courtesy of Liz and Eve Abzug.

Bella Abzug as a child.

Courtesy of Liz and Eve Abzug.

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Bella Abzug at Zionist Camp Achvah

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Bella Abzug at Zionist Camp Achvah.

Courtesy of Liz and Eve Abzug.

Bella Abzug at Zionist Camp Achvah.

Courtesy of Liz and Eve Abzug.

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Bella Abzug and Others in a Purim Play, New York City, 1934

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Bella Abzug (top right corner) in a Purim play at the Kingsbridge Heights Jewish Center, the Bronx, New York City, 1934.
Courtesy of Liz and Eve Abzug.
Bella Abzug (top right corner) in a Purim play at the Kingsbridge Heights Jewish Center, the Bronx, New York City, 1934.
Courtesy of Liz and Eve Abzug.

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Bella Abzug on Dismissal by Carter, 1979

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Bella Abzug took Carter's dismissal in 1979—or what Gloria Steinem termed the "Friday Night Massacre"—in typical stride. Commenting on her unpaid co-chair position, she quipped, "I do this on my own time. For nothing. So what's to fire?" Meanwhile, more than half of the Advisory committee resigned in protest.
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Bella Abzug took Carter's dismissal in 1979—or what Gloria Steinem termed the "Friday Night Massacre"—in typical stride. Commenting on her unpaid co-chair position, she quipped, "I do this on my own time. For nothing. So what's to fire?" Meanwhile, more than half of the Advisory committee resigned in protest.
Copyright © Diana Mara Henry/ www.dianamarahenry.com

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Bella Abzug at a New York City Rally, 1976

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Bella Abzug speaking at a New York City Rally in 1976. The podium's stickers read "Equal Rights Amendment Now" and "Carter Remember the Women."

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Diana Mara Henry
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Bella Abzug speaking at a New York City Rally in 1976. The podium's stickers read "Equal Rights Amendment Now" and "Carter Remember the Women."

Copyright © Diana Mara Henry/ www.dianamarahenry.com.

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Bella Abzug and Mother, Esther Savitsky, circa 1930

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Bella Abzug and her ever-supportive mother, Esther Savitsky, circa 1930.

Courtesy of Liz and Eve Abzug.

Bella Abzug and her ever-supportive mother, Esther Savitsky, circa 1930.

Courtesy of Liz and Eve Abzug.

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