Women in the Practice of Law


Bella! Ms. Abzug goes to Washington

Edited by Mel Ziegler
New York: Saturday Review Press, 1972.

Bella Abzug, a graduate of Hunter College and Columbia University Law School, was elected to Congress as a Representative from New York's 19th district in 1971.

Known for her talent as a labor lawyer, in the House Abzug enlarged her advocacy for civil rights and women's rights. She introduced legislation banning discrimination against women seeking credit. 

Instantly recognizable by her broad-brimmed hats, Abzug opposed the war in Vietnam, called for complete withdrawal of troops, and organized the Women's Strike for Peace. 

Her book chronicles her first year in Congress, confronting entrenched interests, facing down male politicians, and always fighting on behalf of unheard voices.

Lent by the Diamond Law Library, Columbia University Law School

One of Bella Abzug's signature hats which has been lent by her daughter, Liz Abzug.

 

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