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Trailblazer Chavers an early beneficiary of Title IX




Editor’s note — June marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon signing Title IX into law on June 23, 1972. Ever since, the law has been lauded for increasing the numbers of girls and women participating in sports at the secondary and collegiate levels. “View” will look at the law in an occasional series, primarily on whether or not it has benefited Black girls and women over the years. This week: a “Title IX baby.”


The Minnesota Lynx and the Chicago Sky on Saturday will wear uniforms with “IX” on the front of the jerseys to mark the actual day, June 23, when Title IX of the Education Amendments became law. Pioneer athlete Tonyus Chavers proudly calls herself a “Title IX baby.”

“We grew up playing with the guys because we didn’t have girls’ teams,” says Chavers on life before Title IX. Continue Reading →

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