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female firebrands.jpg
This newspaper article was written by Harriet Van Horne, a woman who did not attend the Miss America protests, but strongly disagreed with them and their message. It was published in the New York Post a few days after the protests. She put down the…

dc1960.jpg
This census map was created from data from 1960 and represents the segregation in the District of Columbia in the 1960s. The map shows the distribution of blacks and whites in different corridors of the city. Northwest DC is almost entirely white,…

Marine on Capitol Steps.pdf
This photo depicts a marine posing for tourists on the Capitol steps. The image is notable for its all white audience. The are well dressed and enjoying their visit to the Capitol. In the federal center of the District, poverty was hidden and not…

Aerial View 14th St.pdf
Depicts the devastation of the 14th Street corridor on Friday April 5th, 1968 which originated on the corner of U St. This neighborhood was predominately black and was also occupied by the SCLC office. Rioters urged business owners to close their…

white album.jpg
The White Album is where an apparent shift happens in the sound of the Beatles. Their political voices are heard and they begin to use their songs as political statements. This album was released in 1968.

The Story of Washington's April Riots.pdf
Following the assassination of Martin Luther King on April 4th, 1968, riots broke out in a number of neighborhoods in Washington D.C. Over 20,000 people rioted over the course of twelve days causing significant damage along the U and 14th Street…

Rioting Map 2.pdf
This map depicts one of the main rioting corridors in Washington: the H St. corridor, which was populated predominately by African-American residents. Following the announcement of the assassination of Dr. King on the evening of April 4th, crowds…

Rioting Map 1.pdf
This map depicts the locations of fire and looting along two of the main rioting corridors in Washington: the 14th and U St area the 7th Street corridor, which were both predominately populated by African-American residents. Following the…

freedom trashcan.jpg
The Freedom Trashcan is perhaps the most famous aspect of the Miss America protests. Feminists threw pieces of patriarchal oppression into the trashcan, thus liberating themselves from male oppression. These items included fake eyelashes, high…
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