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Editorial | Island Voices

Title IX’s legacy goes beyond athletics


    President Lyndon Johnson greeted U.S. Rep.-elect Patsy Mink of Hawaii in the White House after a reception for 74 newly elected members of Congress on Dec. 10, 1964. Mink, the author of Title IX, and Johnson worked to improve the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

On June 23, Title IX turns 45. If it weren’t for Title IX — or the Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act as it’s now known — many women would have been denied access to athletics and the associated scholarships. Read more

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