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Life Story: Billie Jean King (1943- )

Activist Athlete

The story of a tennis champion and champion for equality.

Billie Jean Moffitt playing tennis in Long Beach, CA

Billie Jean Moffitt playing tennis in Long Beach, CA, ca. 1957. New-York Historical Society Library.

Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King, April, 2, 1977, Family Circle Magazine Cup tournament at Hilton Head Island. Kathy Willens/Associated Press.

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