Pageant Protest Sparked Bra-Burning Myth Think the feminists who protested the 1968 Miss America pageant in the name of women's liberation burned their bras? Think again. No bras were set aflame that September day. But the idea that they were helped launch the movement onto the national stage.
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Pageant Protest Sparked Bra-Burning Myth

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Pageant Protest Sparked Bra-Burning Myth

Pageant Protest Sparked Bra-Burning Myth

Pageant Protest Sparked Bra-Burning Myth

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Alix Kates Shulman describes the protest of the 1968 Miss America pageant

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An unidentified protester drops a bra into the trash. The women did not burn their undergarments, contrary to popular belief. AP hide caption

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An unidentified protester drops a bra into the trash. The women did not burn their undergarments, contrary to popular belief.

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Protest organizer Kathie Sarachild describes the bra-burning myth

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Snodgrass explains why she was offended by the protesters

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Feminists at the 1968 Miss America pageant marched with signs and crowned a live sheep. AP hide caption

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Feminists at the 1968 Miss America pageant marched with signs and crowned a live sheep.

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