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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

This Week In '66


With Lynn Peril

Adults trying to control teens’ bodies are in the news This Week in ‘66! A Chicago judge decided whether or not a boy needed a haircut, and judges and a school board duked it out over a married teen mom’s right to an education—which brings us to the moral panic over teenage marriage.


“Enrollment Challenged; School Balks at Mom, 16,” The Morning News (Wilmington, Delaware), January 27, 1966, 16. 

“Kathy Returns to Alvin High School,” The Brazosports Facts, January 27, 1966, 10. 

“Young Mother Gets Court Okay to Be Student,” Albuquerque Journal, June 4, 1966, 7. 

“Oust Haters GOP is Urged,” New York Daily News, January 27, 1966, 12. 

Stanford, Nancy, “Community Crisis–The Teenage Marriage,” Corpus Christi Times, March 13, 1966, 46. 

“Teenage Marriage Gets Expert Eye,” Austin American, April 17, 1966, 1.