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Don't Miss Amerika! The 1968 Miss America Protests


The 60s were a time of rampant political protest.  Men and women joined radical groups fighting against racism, the Vietnam war, and more.  Women noticed a trend, however.  Men saw them more as sexual playthings that could cook and clean than as people able and willing to help fight for positive change.  

In response, some radical women decided to launch their own movement: the women's liberation movement. 

Organized by Robin Morgan, these women decided to protest the Miss America Pageant in 1968.  The successful protest brought women's liberation to the homes of millions of Americans across the country.  

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