Part of the Education Amendments of 1972, a law in the United States, that required equal treatment for men and women in education. Its effect in the athletic shoe world: The women finally got to shed their nasty old Keds and play basketball and volleyball. Some intrepid souls even tried out for the wrestling team
Title passed in 1972, which decrees that no person in the United States would, on the basis of their sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational programs or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (United States), commonly known as Title IX, is a 37-word law enacted on June 23, 1972 that states: "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."20 U.S.C. Â§ 1681