As mentioned in an earlier post, spring signals a return to outdoor sports for many Americans. In the past week, two stories about women and sports have caught our eye here at the Museum. First, there is controversy about whether or not to allow women into the Augusta Golf Club, site of this year’s Masters Tournament. Here is an article about this from Bloomberg.com:
“Corporate executives connected with Augusta National Golf Club ducked the issue of its all-male membership throughout the four-day Masters Tournament that concluded yesterday.”Click here for full article.
This weekend marked an important event for women in sports, the reunion of the “Original Nine” a group of female tennis players who started their own tour in 1970. — Billie Jean King, Rosie Casals, Peaches Bartkowicz, Julie Heldman, Kerry Melville Reid, Kristy Pigeon, Nancy Richey, Valerie Ziegenfuss and Judy Tegart Dalton met on April 6 during the Family Circle Cup, the longest-running tennis tournament for women. Learn more in this New York Times article:
“In a farmhouse in the village of Durham Lead outside Melbourne, Australia, a single American dollar bill is framed and proudly displayed. Judy Tegart Dalton has kept that dollar for nearly 42 years, one small memento in the great battle for women’s rights.” Click here for full article.