At the age of 77 Bella Abzug died on Tuesday, March 31, 1998 after complications following heart surgery in her hometown, New York City. Bella Abzug stood and lived for so much throughout her life. She saw herself not only as a woman, but as an American, a Jew, a wife, and a congresswoman, organizer and activist. Bella Abzug cared for the world as a whole. Abzug's passion, fire, and commitment to women's issues and loyalty will always be remembered. Bella's contributions to America and to women are tremendous. Bella Abzug is one of the most admired woman in American History. She will always be remembered by Americans for her devotion to feminist causes, her raspy voice and her wide brimmed hats and last but not least for her famous saying, "WOMEN HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO SPEAK SOFTLY AND CARRY A LIPSTICK. THOSE DAYS ARE OVER!" .
Bella Abzug remembered as 'tikkun olam incarnate'By Rebecca Segall
Bella Abzug 1920 - 1998The National Women's Hall of Fame
Bella Abzug, lesbian and gay civil rights pioneer dies;Oasis Magazine: News and Events
"Contract with women of the USA"By Bella Abzug; Womansworld, a newsletter for activists, Vol. 1, May issue
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