Women's movement WordsAndPictures: 1968 feminism revisited at Minnesota History Center
These pants were made by Lorna Doone, Minneapolis, a self-proclaimed "flower child." She would add a new patch after attending a concert or event.
Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society
The "1968" exhibit at the Minnesota History Center,
Oct. 14, 2011-Feb. 20, 2012, includes an online component for women's memories of that year. You can enter your own recollections of this pivotal period at http://the1968exhibit.org/search/node/feminism
Here is one entry to get your memory sockets jogged:
Well, I got my wish. Catholics don't use birth control, but I should have. One college career down the drain, and a baby on the way. I was still trying to be a "good girl" believe it or not, so I wouldn't get married for the wrong reasons. I gave my son up for adoption through Catholic Charities. Hence the end of my Catholicism, the end of my college, the end of dreams, the end of everything, except a career. It was the beginning of the end.
After all these tumultuous years of struggle, here I am. As a woman, I have made my own way, my own career. It hasn't been easy being a part of the changing times for women. But the times since 1968 have been wonderful as well. I wouldn't have missed it for the world. I've always had a positive outlook, and a creative mind, and a survivor instinct. Reflection by: Flower Child, Denton, Texas