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Person Item Type Metadata

Birth Date

September 14, 1879

Birthplace

Corning, NY, USA

Death Date

1966

Occupation

birth control activist

Biographical Text

Margaret Sanger founded the American birth control movement and was a leader in efforts to internationalize birth control from the 1920s-1950s. She opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, worked to overturn the Comstock Act's ban on birth control, and helped test and develop the birth control pill.