Sunday, April 27, 2008


Terry Nelson discusses the year of Revolution.
In 1968 both Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were assassinated. Race riots broke out in cities across the country, while anti-war protests increased, and Women’s liberation groups were organizing and coming to power. I also think 1968 was a defining moment for the sexual revolution we now take for granted. I’ll be posting on 1968 at this blog and my other blogs once in awhile - it is amazing how much happened in that year, how we have changed, and yet how much we have remained the same.Did you know 1968 is the year Virginia Slims was introduced - a cigarette that celebrated the modern woman with the phrase, “You’ve come a long way, baby!”? It was also the year the pantsuit came out for women. In fact, Nan Kempner, a NY socialite was not permitted to enter a posh restaurant in NYC because she was wearing an evening pantsuit. Undaunted, she removed the trousers and entered the restaurant wearing the elongated coat as a dress. The rules quickly changed after that.

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