Happy Birthday Margaret Sanger (R.I.P.)

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By Underwood & Underwood 1929

Margaret Louise Higgins sunrise 9/14/1879 Coming, NY, sunset, 9/6/1966 Tucson, AZ.

Social reformer, sex educator, eugenicist, writer, nurse, birth control activist.

In 1916 opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S.

In 1921 founded American Birth Control League, later Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Organized the first birth control clinic staffed by all women docs.

Established a clinic in Harlem with an all black advisory board which included W.E.B. DuBois.

Founder of modern day birth control movement.

Married twice, divorced once, 3 children.

Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion, and blessings.

 

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