A look at the growing popularity of women’s sports in the US and the stars that have made them famous.
The growth of women’s organized sports in the 20-21st century was due to their inclusion in the Olympics in the 1920s. It was a slow process, but through the decades there were a few standouts that today are largely unknown. The Olympics was then and is now the biggest stage for women athletes but Title IX encouraged the development of successful professional sports for women such as soccer, basketball, and track. In this class, we will look at the lives of some amazing American athletes who just happen to be women.
Special notice: This class will be delivered online. You will need access to a computer with an internet connection that remains stable for the duration of the class. Though a chat feature is available, a microphone is preferred. For most productive audio/video participation, a webcam and/or headset are encouraged. Virtual classes may be recorded.
Professor of History emerita, at Kennesaw State University,PhD, Loyola University of Chicago. Specialist 19th and 20th century US and European history, Author of Mad for Speed, the Racing Life of Joan Newton Cuneo and Georgiarambler.com a travel and culture blog.
#1: Women's Sports; Women's Stars! Online Live
|Start Date||April 05, 2023|
|End Date||May 24, 2023|
|01||Wednesday, 04/05/2023||02:00 PM - 03:30 PM||n/a||Online||Elsa Nystrom|
|02||Wednesday, 04/12/2023||02:00 PM - 03:30 PM||n/a||Online||Elsa Nystrom|
|03||Wednesday, 04/19/2023||02:00 PM - 03:30 PM||n/a||Online||Elsa Nystrom|
|04||Wednesday, 04/26/2023||02:00 PM - 03:30 PM||n/a||Online||Elsa Nystrom|
|05||Wednesday, 05/03/2023||02:00 PM - 03:30 PM||n/a||Online||Elsa Nystrom|
|06||Wednesday, 05/10/2023||02:00 PM - 03:30 PM||n/a||Online||Elsa Nystrom|
|07||Wednesday, 05/17/2023||02:00 PM - 03:30 PM||n/a||Online||Elsa Nystrom|
|08||Wednesday, 05/24/2023||02:00 PM - 03:30 PM||n/a||Online||Elsa Nystrom|
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