Bella Abzug 1920 - 1998
The lady was born Bella Savitsky, her parents were Russian
And if you like originality, courage,
and hats, you like Bella Abzug.
On September 12, 1995, Bella Abzug gave
Women Will Not Stop
speech at Beijing, China. The discourse was given on
occasion of the Fourth World Conference on Women, September 4 to 15,
It was here where a few days earlier, on
September 5, 1995,
Hilary Clinton gave her
Are Human Rights speech.
Benazir Bhutto delivered her
Partnership speech here on the opening day.
In 1998, Donna E. Shalala, Secretary of
Health and Human Services, remarked,
"And who among us cannot still hear
the voice of our dearly departed sister from downstate New York,
our hero with the large hat and even larger heart, Bella Abzug.
Bella, who was born the year women
seized the right to vote, and who never stopped breaking down
the barriers for us.
She liked to say, "First they gave
us the year of the woman. Then they gave us the decade of the
woman. Sooner or later ... they'll give us the whole thing."