This year marked 50 years since protesters gathered on the Atlantic City Boardwalk to protest the Miss America pageant.

On Sept. 7, 1968, in the name of the women’s liberation movement, women burned bras and denounced Miss America for presenting a skewed “ideal” image of women.

The protesters wanted women to be judged by their minds over their appearance, and to receive treatment equal to men.

This year, the new Miss America leadership announced the annual scholarship event would no longer will feature a swimsuit competition and would revamp its evening gown section.

The idea was so the contestants would no longer judge contestants on their outward physical appearances.

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