Jun 22, 2021
S03-E12 We feature U.S. Rep. Bella Abzug giving a speech on February 11, 1971. U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm introduces U.S. Rep. Abzug at a conference in Washington D.C. Abzug begins by speaking of the role of women in government, and the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the current Congress. She goes on to speak of the lies and deception on behalf of the United States government concerning the war in Vietnam, and of ending the conflict. There is a question and answer segment following her speech, addressing more issues surrounding the war, including Abzug's desire to set a specific date for withdrawing U.S. troops, and the problem of drug use among American soldiers in Southeast Asia.
In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents: first, a pair of biographies of Rep. Bella Abzug and Rep. Shirley Chisholm. Finally, a short overview of the National Women’s Political Caucus which was cofounded by both of them and several others.
Let us now tune our radio dial to 1971 and listen to Bella Abzug speak about more involvement of women in government.
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