Docu-drama about Annie Besant's and Margaret Sanger's fight to make methods of birth control available to the public. Prior to the middle of this century, methods of birth control were virtually unknown and information concerning contraception was considered obscene and kept from the large majority of the public. In this program we examine the efforts to bring this information to light and we discuss the lives and works of the women who made this possible. Parts of this program were particularly relevant in light of the struggle for abortion rights raging in the late 1970s. "My Fight For Birth Control" by Margaret Sanger was adapted for radio by Joanna Brouk. Annie Besant was dramatized by Wanda McCaddon. Margaret Sanger was performed by Joan Davis. Produced by Joanna Brouk.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.