Title Nine

MSU Atlthetics Department

[Update] Nita Head passed away Saturday, March 11th at the age of 85.
 

Remarks by husband, Robert Head at 12:00 noon followed by memorial visitation until 3:00 p.m., Saturday March 18, 2017 at the Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home.

 

Constance Alexander writes "Nita Head's Legacy: Nothing Left to Take Away"

 

It was once assumed that the role of women in our society should be secondary to men.  This mentality was prevalent from households to schoolyards for years in the U.S. and Paint Rock Valley High School in Princeton, Alabama was no different. As the women would sit inside each day and watch while their male peers were allowed outside to play sports, Nita Graham grew bored. That was almost 70 years ago.

It’s very likely many athletes in Kentucky high schools are not aware of a 1972 educational amendment which changed the face of athletics.  A panel discussion in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Title Nine ruling was held yesterday at Midway College.  The landmark legislation banned sex discrimination in schools for both academics and athletics.  Kathy DeBoer, former UK Assistant Athletics Director participated in the program yesterday.