Title IX Twentieth Anniversary poster

Description (Brief):

Title IX Twentieth Anniversary poster on which Amy Cohen is a featured speaker. 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.”

Date Made: 1993

Depicted: Cohen, Amy

Location: Currently not on view

Web Subject: Civil Rights MovementTitle IXWomen

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

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2019.0202.15Accession Number: 2019.0202Catalog Number: 2019.0202.15

Object Name: poster, Title IXTitle IX poster

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 17 in x 11 in; 43.18 cm x 27.94 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-abf2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1954290

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