Miss America Protest Songs

1946-1989, Consciousness Raising, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Institutions, Patriarchy, Subjectives of Refusal, Tactics of Disruption, Women

The 1968 protest against the Miss America Pageant utilized many disruption tactics, the most well-known of which was a “Freedom Trash Can” used for burning items that the protestors deemed as oppressive to women. Another tactic used was that of chanting and songs performed during the actual pageant, disrupting the event as it went on. Below is a series of original songs composed by the protestors for the pageant.

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