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Florynce Kennedy Says Miss America Pageant Is 'Superfluous' And 'Unnecessary'

Activist Florynce Kennedy sets the record straight on the 1968 protests against the Miss America pageant — no bras were burned — and expresses her ongoing critique of the competition.

This story originally aired on All Things Considered on September 17, 1983.

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Lee Thornton