Celebrating the Life of ‘Battling’ Bella Abzug ’45
This July marks the 100th anniversary of the trailblazer’s birth.
A renowned civil rights lawyer, peace activist, women’s rights champion, and U.S. congresswoman, Bella Abzug ’45 (pictured in one of her trademark hats) served as “a warrior for every social justice movement of her day.” Through her work, advocacy, and action, she earned her nickname “Battling Bella” (also the title of her biography) and paved the way for other women to hold high-level positions of political office and fight for equal rights.
“Women will run the 21st century. . . . This is going to be the women’s century and young people are going to be its leaders.” —Bella Abzug (1997)