The University of Nebraska Athletic Department has kicked off a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX by launching a website (huskers.com/TitleIX) where fans can explore the history of Husker women’s athletics, learn about upcoming Title IX anniversary events and hear directly from current and former student-athletes on the impact Title IX has made in their lives.
The year-long celebration unofficially began last Saturday, when Nebraska Athletics was a presenting sponsor for Nebraska Public Media’s live taping of “Title IX: 50 Years in the Making” at the NU Coliseum. That round-table show featured Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame members Carol Frost, Peaches James Keaton and Jordan Larson, along with former Husker women’s basketball assistant coach Brenda VanLengen.
“Title IX: 50 Years in the Making” will air on NPM on Thursday, June 23, exactly 50 years after the Title IX legislation was signed into law. The law passed on June 23, 1972, and reads: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
Nebraska Athletics is planning several Title IX celebration and recognition events throughout the next year. More details – including a calendar of events – will be posted on Huskers.com/TitleIX as they become available.