Monday June 27, 2022

Title IX: How Christine Brennan benefitted as athlete, journalist

President Richard Nixon signed the bill into law on June 23, 1972, and set in motion unprecedented changes for girls and women in sports and life.

Title IX and I go back a long way. We’re old friends, actually. 

Back on June 23, 1972, I was 14 and just a couple of months away from entering high school and playing on my first organized sports team when President Richard Nixon signed the law that slowly but surely opened the floodgates for girls and women to play sports as boys and men had for generations in America.

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