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In 1966, two African American students were accepted to Washington and Lee University for the first time in history. Leslie D. Smith Jr. was enrolled as a freshman law student, and Dennis Alan Haston as a first year undergraduate. This announcement…

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This 1936 poster, produced by the new Social Security Administration (SSA) and distributed with the help of labor unions, aimed to familiarize the American people with the benefits due to them under the Old Age Insurance program created by the…

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The General Electric Roll-Easy vacuum was meant to make vacuuming more efficient and easy to use. The ad is clearly targeted towards housewives, who the advertisers assumed would be doing all the domestic chores like vacuuming. In addition this…

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Because televisions were in nearly every household, a mass audience like never before was now reachable and by 1954 television became the leading national advertising medium. Cigarette companies such as Lucky greatly appealed to television viewers.…

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Smith states that although the university has made significant strides in advancing race relations, he believes the W&L administration could continue this progress. He acknowledges the importance of the school's rich confederate history but states…

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This advertisement, one of many from the “Does She… Or Doesn’t She?” Clairol hair dye campaign, features a mother and her son sharing a bottle of soda. Both have shiny blonde hair of the exact same shade, and the headline dares its audience…

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This advertisement for Clairol hair dye features a mother and child in an embrace, both with content expressions on their faces. The mother is young, and her hair is a robust brunette hue that matches her young child's hair color perfectly. Just like…

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In this particular ad from the "Does She... Or Doesn't She?" Clairol campaign, a single woman is pictured with natural-looking blonde hair under the signature campaign headline. She is grinning and holding a book, with glamorous sunglasses and red…

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