Speeches from a women's rally that took place at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, February 10, 1979 in support of Bella Abzug (1920 - 1998), social activist and U.S. Representative from New York who was fired from the National Advisory Committee for Women (NACW) for criticizing President Carter's economic policies. The speakers on this recording are Judy Lerner, civil rights activist and friend of Abzug's; Mary Brown Williams "Brownie" Ledbetter (1932-2010), leader of Rural Woman and Church Women United, founder of the National Woman's Political Caucus, and one of the 23 members who resigned from the NACW; Jean O'Leary (1948 - 2005), co-executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force who also resigned from the NACW; Abzug herself; Gloria Steinem (1934 - ), feminist, journalist and social activist; and Elaine Horowitz, Vice Chair of the New York State delegation to Houston and member of the continuing committee. Opening and closing song is "Bread and Roses," performed by Judy Collins. Produced by Donna Allegra.
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