Music & History
The Hutchinson family
NO More Beauty Standards
This year was about peace, love, and revolutionary, social changes. There were members of a group of women that wanted equal rights and the same treatment under the laws. On September 7, 1968 in Atlantic City about one hundred women from across the country protested the Miss American Pageant. Protesters chanted, waved signs with slogans. One of the slogans were “NO More Beauty Standards” and “Welcome to the Cattle Auction.” Displayed a giant Miss America puppet wearing a bathing suit and chains,
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The show introduced American pop icons like Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah and Ice-T as major stars who have found success in both film and television. After the Fresh Prince took off so did rap music. MC Hammer “Can’t Touch This,” was released and then Vanilla Ice “Ice, Ice Baby.” Then Queen and Both Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer were subject to push back from more traditional rap music fans who considered their music to be too commercial.