LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act into law only a few months before the publication of this particular ad, and the inclusive tone of "Come Alive! You're in the Pepsi Generation" links drinking Pepsi with integration.
In response to the fight from the civil rights movement, Maybelline began to target black consumers. Tom Lyle, truly believed that all women were beautiful, and that Maybelline only enhanced that beauty.
Throughout the 1960's, African American models captured the corporate market, but it wasn't until 1969 that there was an African American Cover girl.