Title IX, now seen as a landmark for women’s sports, was one part of the Education Amendment Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-318). A short section of the Education law simply stated that “no person on the basis of sex… be excluded from the benefit of any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance” .
And with those few short sentences, a revolution in women’s sports began….
Find out more about the activists and lawmakers that literally levelled the playing field for school athletes by visiting New York Historical Society‘s exhibit Title IX: Activism on and Off the Field. There is something for every visitor; displayed items include sports equipment from well known athletes, 1970s legislative documents, and pop culture classics such as Barbie and Wheaties cereal boxes.
Title IX turns 50…. & NY Historical Society has an exhibit!
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