Bella Abzug

Bella Savitsky Abzug , nicknamed "Battling Bella", was an American lawyer, U.S. Representative, social activist and a leader of the Women's Movement. In 1971, Abzug joined other leading feminists such as Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm, and Betty Friedan to found the National Women's Political Caucus. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Bella Abzug has 15 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1984 Meeting as a Democratic Representative for New York's 20th district. The year with the most videos was 1989 with three videos as a Co-Bureau Chief for the Women's Foreign Policy Group. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1998 with an average of 918 views per program. Most appearances with Gloria Steinem (5), Jesse Jackson (3), Geraldine A. Ferraro (3). Most common tags: Gender Issues, Women in Politics.

Appearances by Title:


U.S. Representative, D-NY 19th January 4, 1971 - January 2, 1973 Videos: 10 President, Women's Environment and Develop. Organiz. c. October 6, 1996 - c. April 2, 1998 Videos: 1 Director, NY Economic Development Zone Program c. October 17, 1989 - c. July 11, 1991 Videos: 1 Co-Bureau Chief, Women's Foreign Policy Group c. February 20, 1989 - c. April 9, 1989 Videos: 1 U.S. Representative, D-NY 20th January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1977 Videos: 2

Recent Appearances

  • Bella Abzug Memorial Service

    Bella Abzug Memorial Service

    Political leaders, friends and colleagues gathered at the National Press Club to pay tribute to former Congresswoman Bella Abzug. Many…

  • Bella Abzug Funeral

    Bella Abzug Funeral

    Friends and colleagues gathered to pay their respects to Bella Abzug at Riverside Memorial Chapel. They paid tribute to her…

  • Women in Leadership Roles

    Women in Leadership Roles

    During a conference on international solutions to global problems, women leaders from several nations discussed the growing…

  • Fight the Right Rally

    Fight the Right Rally

    A women’s rights rally was held at The Presidio in San Francisco.

  • United Nations Conference on Women

    United Nations Conference on Women

    In a forum for the media, women’s activists talked about the upcoming United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing, China.

  • Women's Issues Rally

    Women's Issues Rally

    At a rally sponsored by the National Organization of Women and 425 other organization, speakers discussed various women’s…

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Former Ideology Rankings

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