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Bella Abzug (1920–1998)

A popular labor, civil rights, and feminist activist, Abzug became the first Jewish woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1970. She was a 1947 graduate of Columbia Law School and the counsel for several of Sen. Josephy McCarthy's targets in the 1950s. See full bio »

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 1975 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
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At her death, she headed the Women's Environment and Developemnt Organization, a New York-based advocacy group.

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Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel. See more »


Member of U.S. House of Representatives from New York, 3 January 1971 - 3 January 1977. See more »


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