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Program for the roller derby bout between the Furious Truck Stop Waitresses vs. The Phoenix Smash Squad

Program for the roller derby bout between the Furious Truck Stop Waitresses vs. The Phoenix Smash Squad

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Program for a roller derby bout between the Furious Truck Stop Waitresses vs. The Phoenix Smash Squad. 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.
Modern roller derby began in 2001 after four teams were formed and founded under the Bad Girls Good Women Productions name. In 2002, the Texas Rollergirls were formed from 65 members of the first BGGW teams after a disagreement over management practices caused a permanent split. Moore was a co-founder of the Women's Flat Track Association which helped define modern roller derby. BGGW took the remaining 15 skaters and became the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls forming a banked track league. The flat track derby uses a not-for-profit organizational model with skaters running the leagues and using their own money to buy rink time, produce tournaments, print programs and putting any money earned back into the organization.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
roller derby program
user
Langmade, Emily
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
2016.3170.06
nonaccession number
2016.3170
catalog number
2016.3170.06
subject
Roller Derby
Professional
Women
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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