Sybil interviews female tennis legend and pioneer Billie Jean King as we observe the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark legislation that ensures equal access to both men and women in federally funded educational programs and activities.
The tennis legend describes how despite her early success in the sport, she wasn't rewarded with college scholarships like her male counterparts, Arthur Ashe and Stan Smith. So Title IX had much influence on her career.
King also talks about her father's influence in her success and her love of sports.
"I'm thrilled that boys and girls and men and women can have equal opportunity," says King.
Click here to listen to Sybil's interview with Billie Jean King.
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