Billie Jean King
The impact and indomitable spirit of Billie Jean King—pathbreaking feminist, champion of equality, world-class athlete—transcends her spectacular sports achievements. Her new memoir, All In, chronicles King’s journey to find her true self, from her humble beginnings to her brilliant tennis career, her activism, and her unwavering commitment to fairness and social justice.
In All In: An Autobiography Billie Jean King recounts her groundbreaking tennis career: six years as the top-ranked woman in the world, twenty Wimbledon championships, thirty-nine grand-slam titles, and her watershed defeat of Bobby Riggs in the famous “Battle of the Sexes.” She recalls the cultural backdrop of those years and the profound impact on her worldview from the women’s movement, the assassinations and anti-war protests of the 1960s, the civil rights movement, and, eventually, the LGBTQ+ rights movement.
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Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm