2022 58¢ Title IX
Value: 58¢ 1-Ounce First-class Rate (Forever)
Issue Date: March 3, 2022
First Day City: Washington, DC
Type of Stamp: Commemorative
Printed by: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.
Printing Method: Offset
Format: Pane of 20
Quantity Printed: 30,000,000
On June 23, 1972, Title IX was signed into law. This law states "No person in the United States shall, based on sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." Since then, many female athletes have benefited from scholarships and other programs that came about thanks to Title IX.
In 2022, the United States Postal Service issued four Forever stamps honoring the law's 50th anniversary. Each stamp pictures a different female athlete: a runner, swimmer gymnast, and soccer player. These are some of the most popular and well-known sports for women, but there are many others that have benefited from Title IX as well.
The positive effects of Title IX are easy to see when you look at the last 50 years. There are many more athletic – and educational – opportunities for women, including a significant increase in female STEM careers and university faculty positions. In 1972, about 300,000 women and girls were involved in college and high school sports in the United States. As of 2022, that number had risen to over 3.5 million. Gender issues are still a challenge, but Title IX is one law that has taken one big step in the right direction.