1968 Miss America Protest

Atlantic City Convention Hall, New Jesey

Jack Boucher, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Social Movements 1968 Miss America Protest ‘Miss America’ was (and still is) a pageant competition for American women. The competition first ran in the early 1920s as a ‘bathing beauty’ competition, and by 1968 had evolved into a talent competition – although contestants were still judged on their…

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Stonewall Riots

Gay rights demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London in 1970.

The Stonewall Riots were a series of three public demonstrations that occurred on different nights in the week following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, New York City

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