The “Bra Burning” Miss America Protest, 1968

The Miss America protest was a demonstration held at the Miss America 1969 contest on September 7, 1968, attended by about 200 feminists and civil rights advocates. The feminist protest was organized by New York Radical Women and included putting symbolic feminine products into a “Freedom Trash Can” on the Atlantic City boardwalk, including bras,Continue reading “The “Bra Burning” Miss America Protest, 1968”

Amazing Photos of Atlantic City in 1962

Like many older east coast cities after World War II, Atlantic City became plagued with poverty, crime, corruption, and general economic decline in the mid-to-late 20th century. The neighborhood known as the “Inlet” became particularly impoverished. By the late 1960s, many of the resort’s once great hotels were suffering from high vacancy rates. Most ofContinue reading “Amazing Photos of Atlantic City in 1962”

Baby Racing Used To Be A Real-Life Actual Sport During The 1950s, And It Was Amazing!

From 1946 to 1955 the sport of baby racing was an actual thing. At the fairgrounds in New Jersey’s Palisades park the annual baby racing competition, better known as the Diaper Derby, would take place. The event was sponsored by the National Institute of Diaper Services and was a true crowd pleaser as evidenced byContinue reading “Baby Racing Used To Be A Real-Life Actual Sport During The 1950s, And It Was Amazing!”