Margaret Sanger, "Colgate University Speech," 13 Nov 1936.

Source: " Margaret Sanger Is For Early Marriage, Colgate Maroon Nov. 13, 1936, p. 1."

Sanger spoke at Colgate University's Christian Association, introduced by Norman Himes.


Margaret Sanger Is For Early Marriage

Noted Birth Control Authority Tells Experiences With Gandhi In India

“Gandhi has aroused the manhood and womanhood of India as no one has done in the last century,” declared Mrs. Margaret Sanger, famed champion of birth control, who has just completed a 10,000 mile trip through India, this morning, addressing one of the largest audiences ever to fill the Memorial Chapel.

Introduced by Dr. Norman E. Himes, assistant professor of Sociology, as one “who has been making history, while I have been writing it,” Mrs. Sanger opened her speech by asserting that we have “the knowledge and the skill to solve all of our population problems but we don’t possess the virtue to do it.”

Early marriage and late parenthood were condoned by Mrs. Sanger. “Young people should go into marriage with the idea of taking two years to get adjusted to each other. If this were done we would have more permanent marriages, a more perfect development and happier families.”


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