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LISTEN: Billie Jean King on Title IX 40 Years Later

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Tennis legend Billie Jean King acknowledges the crowd after her introduction during the opening ceremony of the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on August 28, 2006 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tennis legend Billie Jean King acknowledges the crowd after her introduction during the opening ceremony of the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on August 28, 2006 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Title IX was passed in 1972 to prevent discrimination of females in academics and sports. KMOX Sports Director Tom Ackerman spoke with tennis legend Billie Jean King about celebrating 40 years of Title IX. King also talked about her experiences as a female athlete, and how far sports have come since.

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