Thursday, October 19, 2006

International Women's Sports Center

On Tuesday evening, plans were unveiled for the construction of the Billie Jean King International Women's Sports Center, part of the National Sports Museum that's planned for lower Manhattan. The museum and the International Women's Sports Center are slated to open in the spring of 2008.

The Center, which is a collaboration between the National Sports Museum and the Women's Sports Foundation, will be the first museum in the world dedicated to exploring and celebrating the history of women and sports. The museum will feature programs on female athletes breaking barriers of discrimination and on the benefits of getting involved in sports generally, and will also display memorabilia of famous female athletes. It almost goes without saying (on this blog, at least) that such a large-scale effort to document, display and celebrate the history of women and sports simply would not have happened without the enactment and enforcement of Title IX.

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