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Miss America Pageant
Miss America
Miss America
is a beauty pageant that is held annually and is open to women from the United States
United States
between the ages of 17 and 25.[2] Originating in 1921 as a "bathing beauty revue", the contest is now judged on competitors' talent performances and interviews in addition to their physical appearance
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Miss America (other)
Miss America is an annual competition open to women. Miss America may also refer to:Contents1 Fictional characters 2 Music 3 Other uses 4 See alsoFictional characters[edit]Miss America (DC Comics), a Quality Comics and later DC Comics character Miss America (Madeline Joyce), a Marvel Comics character Miss America (America Chavez), a Marvel Comics character Miss America, a member of the Battle Fever J Super Sentai Series Miss America, a character in CoonskinMusic[edit]Chocolate USA or Miss America, a US rock band Miss America (Mary Margaret O'Hara album) (1988) Miss America (Saving Abel album) (2010) Miss America (book), the second autobiography of American radio and media personality Howard Stern "Miss America" (Styx song) (1977) "Miss America" (J
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African Americans
Origins of the civil rights movement
Origins of the civil rights movement
· Civil rights movement
Civil rights movement
· Black Power movementPost–civil rights era
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List Of Business Entities
A business entity is an entity that is formed and administered as per corporate law in order to engage in business activities, charitable work, or other activities allowable. Most often, business entities are formed to sell a product or a service. There are many types of business entities defined in the legal systems of various countries. These include corporations, cooperatives, partnerships, sole traders, limited liability company and other specifically permitted and labelled types of entities. The specific rules vary by country and by state or province
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Miss New York
The Miss New York
Miss New York
competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New York in the Miss America
Miss America
pageant.
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Bess Myerson
Bess Myerson
Bess Myerson
(July 16, 1924 – December 14, 2014) was an American politician, model and television actress who became famous in 1945 as the first Jewish Miss America, the only person of that faith to ever win the title. Her achievement, in the aftermath of the Holocaust, was seen as an affirmation of the Jewish place in American life. She was a hero to the Jewish community,[1][2] where "she was the most famous pretty girl since Queen Esther."[1] Myerson made frequent television appearances during the 1950s and 1960s. She was a commissioner in the New York City government and served on presidential commissions from the 1960s through the 1980s, and ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. Her career in public service ended in the late 1980s when she was indicted on bribery and conspiracy charges
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Antisemitism
Antisemitism
Antisemitism
(also spelled anti-Semitism or anti-semitism) is hostility to, prejudice, or discrimination against Jews.[1][2][3] A person who holds such positions is called an antisemite. Antisemitism is generally considered to be a form of racism.[4][5] Antisemitism
Antisemitism
may be manifested in many ways, ranging from expressions of hatred of or discrimination against individual Jews
Jews
to organized pogroms by mobs, state police, or even military attacks on entire Jewish communities. Although the term did not come into common usage until the 19th century, it is now also applied to historic anti-Jewish incidents
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Native Americans In The United States
American Indian and Alaska
Alaska
Native (2010 Census Bureau)[1] One race: 2,932,248 are registered In combination with one or more of the other races listed: 2,288,331 Total: 5,220,579 ~ 1.6% of the total U.S
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Latino (demonym)
Latino
Latino
(/læˈtiːnoʊ, lə-/)[1] is a term often used in the United States to refer to people with cultural ties to Latin
Latin
America, in contrast to Hispanic
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Asian Americans
Asian Americans
Americans
are Americans
Americans
of Asian descent. The term refers to a panethnic group that includes diverse populations, which have ancestral origins in East Asia, Southeast Asia, or South Asia, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.[7] This includes people who indicate their race(s) on the census as "Asian" or reported entries such as "Asian Indian, Thai, Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Pakistani, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Other Asian".[8] Asian Americans
Americans
with no other ancestry comprise 5.4% of the U.S. population, while people who are Asian alone, and those combined with at least one other race, make up 6.8%.[1][2] Although migrants from Asia have been in parts of the contemporary United States since the 17th century, large-scale immigration did not begin until the mid-18th century
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Cheryl Browne
Cheryl Adrienne Browne Hollingsworth, Miss Iowa 1970,[2][3] is a former ballet dancer who was the first African American contestant in the history of the Miss America pageant (Miss America 1971)[3][4][5][6] following the abolition of the pageant's rule number seven, instituted during the 1930s, which read: "contestants must be of good health and of the white race".[3][7] In 2000, Cheryl Browne Hollingsworth lived in Lithonia, Georgia with her husband Karl. Both work in the financial industry and have two grown children.[4]Contents1 Early Life, Miss Iowa 1970, and Miss America 1971 2 Photographs 3 Further reading 4 References 5 External linksEarly Life, Miss Iowa 1970, and Miss America 1971[edit]"Iowans were very accepting of me, but I think it took the country by surprise to realize that it was a young woman from Iowa who became the first African-American contestant. I don't feel I personally changed the pageant
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Great Depression
The Great Depression
Great Depression
was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression
Great Depression
varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s.[1] It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century.[2] In the 21st century, the Great Depression
Great Depression
is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.[3] The Great Depression
Great Depression
started in the United States
United States
after a major fall in stock prices that began around September 4, 1929, and became worldwide news with the stock market crash of October 29, 1929 (known as Black Tuesday). Between 1929 and 1932, worldwide gross domestic product (GDP) fell by an estimated 15%
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United Service Organizations
The United Service Organizations
United Service Organizations
Inc. (USO) is a nonprofit organization that provides live entertainment, such as comedians and musicians, and other programs to members of the United States
United States
Armed Forces and their families. Since 1941, it has worked in partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD), relying heavily on private contributions and on funds, goods, and services from various corporate and individual donors. Although it is congressionally-chartered, it is not a government agency. During World War II, the USO
USO
became the GI's "home away from home" and began a tradition of entertaining the troops that continues today. Involvement in the USO
USO
was one of the many ways in which the nation had come together to support the war effort, with nearly 1.5 million people having volunteered their services in some way
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Vietnam War
North Vietnamese victoryWithdrawal of American-led forces from Indochina Communist governments take power in South Vietnam, Cambodia
Cambodia
and Laos South Vietnam
South Vietnam
is annexed
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Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American actress, singer and fashion designer. She initially gained recognition as the first African-American
African-American
recipient of the Miss America
Miss America
title when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in 1983. However, a scandal arose the following year when, a few weeks prior to the end of her reign, Williams learned that Penthouse magazine would be publishing unauthorized nude photographs of her in an upcoming issue. Amid growing media controversy and scrutiny, Williams resigned as Miss America in July 1984 (under pressure from the Miss America Organization), and was replaced by first runner-up Miss New Jersey Suzette Charles
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