• Short Summary

    Boxer Jackie Tonawanda, 26 years old, black and fighting fit, is pressing a claim to allow her to fight with men.

  • Description

    Boxer Jackie Tonawanda, 26 years old, black and fighting fit, is pressing a claim to allow her to fight with men.

    She has filed a suit with the New York State Human Rights Commission charging the State's Athletic Commission with violating her human rights by refusing to grant her a boxing licence.

    Jackie -- a light-heavyweight at 175 pounds (80 kilograms) -- has been boxing for 12 years. She has won all of her 23 fights ... three of them by knockouts.

    Her lawyer says Jackie will go to court if the Human Rights Commission is unable to persuade the Athletic Commission to change its ruling on the licence application.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA72BUUYZIIOYUICIIIFTZ9EH1Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA72BUUYZIIOYUICIIIFTZ9EH1Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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