About the Program
Jean Baker, history professor at Goucher College, recounts the life of birth control advocate, Margaret Sanger (1879-1966). Sanger, schooled as a nurse, became a vocal proponent of educating women on the concepts of contraception after watching a woman die of a self-inflicted abortion in 1912. Margaret Sanger founded the American Birth Control League in 1921, a predecessor to Planned Parenthood. Jean Baker speaks at the Tenement Museum in New York City.