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Margaret Sanger

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Summary: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.
Contributor:Alfred, Bruce
Cobblestone Films
KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Provider:Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Place of origin – Settlement:Princeton
Topical subjects:Birth control -- United States -- History
Birth control -- United States -- Biography
Women's rights -- United States -- History
Women's rights -- United States -- Biography
Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966
American Birth Control League
Birth Control Federation of America
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Credits:Directed by Bruce Alfred ; written by Bruce Alfred, Michelle Ferrari ; produced by Bruce Alfred, Holly Ornstein Carter ; narrator, Blair Brown.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Women's Studies
Civil Rights, Civic Engagement
Government, Law, Politics
Films@UM Browse terms:Women's Studies
Gender Studies
Civil Rights, Discrimination
Government, Law, Politics
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