Gymnastics pin

Description (Brief):

Round orange plastic button with white printing on the front, "IF YOU WERE A [/] GYMNAST [/] YOU'D BEAM TOO!" belonging to Amy Cohen. Cohen was the co-captain of the 1992 Brown University’s Women’s Gymnastics team and one of twelve plaintiffs in a Title IX lawsuit against the school. In 1991, Brown University was cutting funding for two women’s varsity teams including gymnastics and two men’s teams, golf and water polo. In 1997, the suit was resolved when the Supreme Court failed to hear its appeal and funding was restored to the four varsity sports and three other sports were converted to varsity status. In the March 15, 2019 issue of the Brown University’s, College Hill Independent, “Cohen v. Brown would go on to define how athletics departments manage participation opportunities at Brown and surrounding universities. Almost 30 years later, “following recent federal announcements of changes to the ways universities must interpret Title IX regarding sexual and gender-based violence, this case exemplifies the complexity of the law’s impact on gender equity in higher education.”

Used By: Cohen, Amy

Location: Currently not on view

Web Subject: Civil Rights MovementTitle IXWomenName Of Sport: Gymnastics


See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure, Sports & Leisure


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2019.0202.07Accession Number: 2019.0202Catalog Number: 2019.0202.07

Object Name: pin, title IXTitle IX pin

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1/8 in x 2 1/4 in; .3175 cm x 5.715 cm


Record Id: nmah_1954274

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