Author Talk

Library: Virtual

Date: 5/6/2020

Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Type: Book Chats, Featured Event, History, Arts, Culture

Age Group: adults, young adults ages 18-35 years, seniors

Suffrage Centennial Book Club:
Author Talk: Dr. Leandra Zarnow - Battling Bella: The Protest Politics of Bella Abzug

Dr. Leandra Zarnow, of the University of Houston History Department, will discuss her newly released biography of New York’s Bella Abzug, chair of the 1977 National Women's Conference. With a fiery rhetorical style forged in the 1960s antiwar movement, Abzug vigorously promoted gender parity, economic justice, and the need to “bring Congress back to the people.” This deeply researched political biography highlights how, as 1960s radicalism moved protest into electoral politics, Abzug drew fire from establishment politicians across the political spectrum—but also inspired a generation of women. Do you have a question for Dr. Zarnow about Bella Abzug?

Patrons can submit questions to the author here. Questions submitted by April 20 may be answered by Dr. Zarnow on video on May 6! Link to video will be shared on 5/6.