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JMo Beyond the Lane Flags, 1/4/21 ~
Rich Murawski Photos & Article reproduced from The Progress, 1-4-21, with permission.
Thanks to Progress Sports Editor Jaclyn Yingling for the cooperation.
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In the above article "Coach Mo" refers toTitle IX ~ For those not familiar, Title IX is a federal civil rights law in the
United States of America that was passed as part of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. The law stated
"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."

One effect of the law was to ensure that public schools and colleges receiving federal funds had to offer the same
opportunities for girls and women to participate in sports programs as had already been available to boys and men.
1972 is seen as the landmark year for girls' and women's sports and Title IX is its Magna Carta.