Title IX and Female Athletes in Kansas

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August 23, 2015, 2:00 PM CT

Presented by Laura Hartley

Although the wording of the Title IX education amendment is brief, its impact revolutionized sports by demanding equal sports opportunities for female student athletes. With fair access to facilities, coaches, equipment, and practice time, many Kansas athletes were able to overcome gender stereotypes and excel in track and field, basketball, target shooting, and other sports, sometimes even reaching Olympic heights. This presentation explores the history of Title IX and highlights remarkable female athletes from Kansas, including Margaret Thompson Murdock, whose athletic career spanned both before and after Title IX and demonstrates the camaraderie that exists between competitors, both female and male.

Highland Community College
Perry Center
203 W. Bridge St.
Perry, KS 66073
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Sponsored by: Perry Pride

For more information about this event, please contact:
Kathy Youngquist
(913) 845-5100