No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” – Title IX
Douglas earned two gold medals and became the first African American and fourth American to win the women’s all-around gymnastic event.
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Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak appointed Dr. Barbara Butts-Williams, a Capella University dean, and Bill McCarthy, president of the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, to the newly-formed Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.
Larry Lester, Negro Leagues baseball historian, Black sports researcher and co-founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo., will speak at 7 p.m. June 21 in Room 100 of Schneider Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Lester’s visit is in conjunction with a traveling exhibit, "Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience," on display through July 2 at UW-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library. The national traveling exhibit chronicles the remarkable history of baseball's Negro Leagues and the challenges and successes of African-American baseball players.
L-r: Coach Andre Cobbs, Juaquin Hawkins, Alastair Baird (little boy), Keith Closs, Tony Farmer, Marcus Hill and Sheila LaRue.
On March 25th, a select few former NBA players joined coach Andre Cobbs of United Recreational Sports and C-1 Group for a charity basketball event. Held in Los Angeles, CA, the basketball game raised money for the Philippines typhoon relief, a tragedy that occurred in December 2011 and took the lives of thousands of Filipinos.