Title IX Milestones: Billie Jean King's Legacy Serves As Inspiration for Future Female Athletes
By NFHS on September 22, 2021
Photo Credit: "Creative Commons: Billie Jean King" by ©Lynn Gilbert, 1978, New York
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Devoid of girls sports at Long Beach (California) Polytechnic High School, Billie Jean King rose quickly in the tennis world and broke the gender barrier by beating Bobby Riggs in Battle of the Sexes II on September 20, 1973. The primetime ABC broadcast was seen by 90 million viewers. #TitleIXat50
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