Tag: Bella Abzug

President Announces Resignation

On August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon announced his resignation, effective noon the following day. Following months of impeachment proceedings, Nixon could read the writing on the wall that his time as President would be coming to an end, one

Top Five Greenwich Village Moments in Fourteenth Amendment History

The Fourteenth Amendment, adopted on July 28, 1868, played an important role in setting legal precedents for equality after the Civil War. The most radically worded of the Reconstruction Amendments, it was intended by its post–Civil War Radical Republican sponsors to

Impeachment and the Village

Forty three years ago today, the House Judiciary Committee recommended that President Richard M. Nixon be impeached and removed from office.  And while many remember the two year saga which placed the executive office and country in turmoil, they might

Bella Abzug, A Champion for Women’s Rights

The following post was written nearly four years ago by Drew Durniak to salute politician, feminist and Villager Bella Abzug.  She is also featured in our newly launched Civil Rights Map. She was an outspoken advocate to the Equal Rights

Hats Off to Bella Abzug

Want to learn more about Bella Abzug and other feminist and civil rights pioneers like her?  Visit GVSHP’s Civil Rights and Social Justice Map.   Bella Savitzky Abzug was born in the Bronx to Jewish immigrants from Russia on July

Bella Abzug launches her New York mayoral campaign in this 1977 photograph by Bettye Lane.

Remembering photojournalist and Westbeth resident Bettye Lane

Bettye Lane, a photojournalist who lived at Westbeth, died last Wednesday at the age of 82. She has been called the official photographer of the women’s movement and was one of the few photographers who captured the 1969 Stonewall Riots