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Featured Speaker Billie Jean King on Tuesday, Nov. 12

Posted Oct. 10, 2013


Sorry, no tickets remain.

Update posted Monday, Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m.

Kent State University at Stark is proud to host Billie Jean King, legendary athlete and activist for social change, as she presents Pressure is a Privilege and Other Lessons in Business and in Life on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Timken Great Hall, located in The University Center at Kent State Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.
Tickets are required for this free Featured Speakers Series lecture. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the Kent State Stark Information Desk in Main Hall, beginning Monday, Oct. 21 at 8 a.m., while supplies last. A limit of four (4) tickets will be distributed per person. Phone or email reservations will not be accepted.
Tennis champion and activist Billie Jean King won 39 Grand Slam titles during her career. Named one of the “100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century” by Life magazine, this recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom has been a pioneer of social justice. In 1970, she founded the Women’s Tennis Association and successfully fought for equal monetary prizes for women. King notoriously defeated Bobby Riggs in the “Battle of the Sexes” match – one of the greatest moments in sports history. In 2006, the facility that hosts the U.S. Open was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to honor her remarkable accomplishments on and off the court.
For more information on Kent State Stark’s Featured Speakers Series, contact Cynthia Williams at 330-244-3262 or or visit