What an eventful year!
We faced super storm Sandy, earthquakes, and a presidential election! As you know, birth control and women’s rights to reproductive freedom became pivotal issues in the presidential campaign, and captured much of the nation’s attention this year. Margaret Sanger was once again a key figure in the debates on both sides of the aisle.
In Sandra Fluke, women found an inspirational leader who channeled Sanger’s call to arms, and was widely compared to Sanger in the press, both positively and negatively. As the attacks on Sanger continued and intensified, and the Sanger Papers expanded its outreach to bring attention to the only resource that students, scholars and the general public can turn to for accurate information in historical context.
As one historian said about our volumes, this work “reminds us of the importance of vigilance in protecting what Sanger won.”
The Sanger Papers has made steady progress towards completing the fourth and final volume in the Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger series. To keep this momentum going and enable us to submit Volume 4 to the press in 2013 and continue adding documents to the Speeches and Articles digital edition, we rely on grants and charitable contributions to continue and complete its work.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Margaret Sanger Papers Project this holiday season. You can donate online or by sending the Project a check to:
Margaret Sanger Papers, Department of History, New York University, 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.
Thanks for your support, and our best wishes for you and yours in 2013!
–Esther, Cathy, and Peter at the Sanger Papers Project