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Equality, sports, and Title IX - Erin Buzuvis and Kristine Newhall


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In 1972, U.S. Congress passed Title IX, a law which prohibited discrimination against women in schools, colleges, and universities -- including school-sponsored sports. Before this law, female athletes were few and far between, and funding was even scarcer. Erin Buzuvis and Kristine Newhall explore the significance and complexity of Title IX.

Additional Resources for you to Explore

For regular updates about Title IX cases and news stories, see The Title IX Blog.
For a “young readers” account of Title IX’s effect on sports, see Karen Blumenthal, Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX, the Law the Changed the Future of Girls in America.
For an inspiring story of Title IX activism, watch the documentary A Hero for Daisy.
And for more on Title IX’s history and impact on women’s sports, see ESPNW’s “Nine for IX” series.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Erin Buzuvis, Kristine Newhall
  • Director Kat Llewellyn
  • Narrator Sarah Charles

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