An unforgettable evening to celebrate the “Billie Jean King: The Road to 75” photography exhibit with the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative @nyhistory. And an early birthday party to raise funds to support the Billie Jean King Collection & Education Program. So blessed and fortunate. #BJK75 #squad #BJKLI #birthdaygirl
Billie Jean King turns 75 next week, and, in celebration, the New-York Historical Society hosted an "early birthday party" for her on Wednesday, with guests including Maria Sharapova and John McEnroe ...
As well as the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Sara Bareilles and Emma Stone.
To a woman who continues to break boundaries and barriers and looks incredible in blue....the happiest birthday to @billiejeanking. You are a leader, an advocate, a hero, and you are so very deeply kind. I have learned so much from even being anywhere near you...here’s to the next 75 years. You are unstoppable. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
The event was also in support of the museum's "Billie Jean King: The Road to 75" exhibit, which is a tribute both to King's tennis career and to her work in support of gender equality.
Now on view! ???????????? Celebrate the legendary @BillieJeanKing in her 75th year at our new exhibition “Billie Jean King: The Road to 75.” Through more than 75 captivating photographs, explore not only her career as an iconic American athlete, but also her decades-long (and still going!) fight for gender equality and social justice. Join us now through January 27 to honor her remarkable work as a champion―on and off the court. #BJK75 ... ???? Billie Jean King, ca. 1973. ©AELTC/Michael Cole
The collection will stay on display at the New-York Historical Society until Jan. 27.