The Free to Be You and Me Movement

The Current

The animated infants who opened a prime time television special in the U.S. 40 years ago were borne of one women's desperation to find something other than the usual princess stuff to read to her young niece. Free to Be You and Me began as the first record in children's entertainment to contain no sex or race stereotypes. It had children across North America singing the praises of the women's movement, diversity and respect. Forty Years on ... Free To Be is considered a turning point and we are tracking it's influence today.

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