On This Day in Sports in 1972 Title IX Became Law

Today’s sports blog recounts the 1972 ground breaking law known as Title IX that changed the landscape of women’s sports in our country. On June 23, 1972 former President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the landmark civil rights legislation … Continue reading

Black History Month: Jackie Joyner-Kersee

As we celebrate Black History Month, let’s recall the stunning athletic and physical accomplishments of Jackie Joyner-Kersee. In 1990, Sports Illustrated named Jackie Joyner-Kersee the greatest female athlete of the 20th Century. At that time, no one challenged the Sports … Continue reading

Recognizing Heptathlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee During Black History Month

As part of Black History Month, I’m pleased to recognize one of the greatest and most inspiring female athletes of all time.

Here’s an excerpt from one of my sports comic books honoring this extraordinary woman.

…..In 1990, Sports Illustrated named Jackie Joyner-Kersee the greatest female athlete of the 20th Century. She jumps into my #4 spot in Favorite Female Athletes.

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