Program for the roller derby bout between The Vice Squad vs. The Iron Curtain

Description (Brief):

Program for the roller derby bout between The Vice Squad vs. The Iron Curtain. Emily Langmade, as Fisticuffs, started her career with the Tucson Roller Derby and later joined the Gotham Girls who went on to become four time champions at Women's Flat Track Roller Derby. Langmade saw the sport change from a hard hitting free for all to a serious sport with worlds class athletes.

Description (Brief)

Modern roller derby began in 2001 after four teams were formed and founded under the Bad Girls Good Women Productions (BGGW) name. In 2002, the flat track derby, Texas Rollergirls was formed from 65 members of the first BGGW teams after a disagreement over management practices caused a permanent split. BGGW took the remaining 15 skaters and became the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls forming a banked track league. A truly grass roots movement, the flat track derby uses a not-for-profit organizational model with female identifying skaters running the leagues and using their own money to buy rink time, produce tournaments, and print programs, putting any money earned, back into the organization.

User: Langmade, Emily

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport: Roller DerbyLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalWeb Subject: Women


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.3170.08Nonaccession Number: 2016.3170Catalog Number: 2016.3170.08

Object Name: roller derby program

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 13.97 cm


Record Id: nmah_1826000

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