The Fifty/50 initiative commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passing of Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in any educational institution that receives federal funding, and gave women the equal opportunity to play sports.
Throughout June, ESPN will present a collection of stories focused on the intersection of women, sports, culture and the fight for equality.
Jonquel Jones and the untold story of the WNBA's reigning MVP
When Noor Alexandria Abukaram was disqualified for wearing her hijab at a track meet in 2019, she was devastated. However, it propelled her to take action. Now she fights for inclusivity in sports.
By Katie Barnes
She is the reigning MVP of the WNBA and a virtual unknown. Jonquel Jones wants to put a spotlight on the WNBA's underplayed stars.
HBCUs and Title IX
By Charlene Johnson, as told to Mia Berry
Charlene Johnson established a Hall of Fame career at South Carolina State and she credits Title IX with helping her realize opportunities she never imagined.
'37 Words' tells the inspiring story of Title IX
30 for 30 trailer: 'Dream On'
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on Title IX compliance
Complexity GX3 takes the male-dominated space of competitive gaming head on in "Valorant."
by Paula Lavigne
ESPN sat down with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to talk about the history of Title IX, its current impact and the challenges ahead.
San Diego State athletes band together in Title IX fight
By Dan Murphy
Title IX has dramatically reshaped college sports, but a shocking number of schools remain out of compliance. Athletes are turning to the courts for help.
Trinity Rodman: The future of American soccer has arrived
By Charlotte Gibson
Trinity Rodman is the NWSL Rookie of the Year, snagged a USWNT call-up, and, yeah, she's the daughter of an NBA Hall of Famer. But the 20-year-old soccer superstar refuses to let anyone else own her story.
The Rule of Sedona Prince
Let Noor Run
Girls Got Game
Make a Splash
The surprising secrets behind the most dominant team in sports
By Hallie Grossman
United by faith and unburdened by pressure, the Sooners are breaking the mold on how to dominate.
Sports legacies Title IX created
By Elaine Teng
Seven families discuss the multigenerational maternal lineages they've built across the 50 years since the passage of Title IX.
Iowa high school girls' 6-on-6 basketball still beloved
By Elizabeth Merrill
For decades, Iowa high school girls played 6-on-6 basketball, and the sport surpassed the boys' game in popularity. Title IX created new opportunities for girls and women in sports, but it also brought change to the revered Iowa game.