Margaret Sanger

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By using archival footage, diary excepts, and commentary from historians, critics, and relatives, this documentary traces Sanger's life and her work in promoting the legalization of contraception. Examines Sanger's legal battles, her work to distribute scientific birth control information, and her best-known achievement: her founding of American Birth Control League, which was one of the parent organizations of the Birth Control Federation of America, which in 1942 became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Also discusses her use of the racist and elitist arguments of eugenics.
Alfred, Bruce; Cobblestone Films; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
North American Culture; American Culture; Women's Studies; Civil Rights, Civic Engagement; Government, Law, Politics; Women's Studies; Gender Studies; Civil Rights, Discrimination; Government, Law, Politics; Birth control -- United States -- History; Birth control -- United States -- Biography; Women's rights -- United States -- History; Women's rights -- United States -- Biography
North America; United States; New Jersey; Princeton
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Physical Description
87 minutes; color


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Creation/Production Credits

Directed by Bruce Alfred ; written by Bruce Alfred, Michelle Ferrari ; produced by Bruce Alfred, Holly Ornstein Carter ; narrator, Blair Brown.
Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-090239; Fedora 2 PID: umd:1922; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/1081; Catalog Key: alephsys002501702; OCLC: ocm41370310

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