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The Peanuts characters reminded readers of the importance of Title IX at a moment when many schools and athletic programs were resistant to it. Peanuts © 1979 Peanuts Worldwide LLC hide caption

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'Peanuts,' one of the world's most popular cartoons, pushed for Title IX in the 1970s

Peanuts was a place where female athletes saw their presence on the playing field explicitly supported.

The Peanuts characters reminded readers of the importance of Title IX at a moment when many schools and athletic programs were resistant to it. Peanuts © 1979 Peanuts Worldwide LLC hide caption

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Peanuts © 1979 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

'Peanuts,' one of the world's most popular cartoons, pushed for Title IX in the 1970s

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