US baby boomers: Landmark generation

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In their lives so far, boomers have brought about social and sexual revolutions; they helped roll back segregation laws in the 50s and 60s and played a decisive role in pushing through women’s rights.

Baby boomers created the culture of cool along with trends that were copied round the world – the blue jeans fashion craze, hip hop music and the cult of youth.

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