Title IX pin

Title IX pin

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Description (Brief)
Yellow round pin back button with black lettering, "GIVE [/] WOMEN A [/] "SPORTING [/] CHANCE," 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.”
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Object Name
pin, Title IX
Title IX pin
used by
Cohen, Amy
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in;.3175 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Civil Rights Movement
Title IX
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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