The Barnstormers

From the 1930s to the 1980s, women played professional basketball across the United States. But they didn’t play each other—no, instead they toured from small town to big city playing against men and by men’s rules. It was wildly ahead of its time in the 1930s into the 60s and 70s. Culture had an idea of what women should do with their time post-education and being a professional athlete was not it. These women persevered, rose above any criticism they heaped from the public, the news or even their families. And in doing so, they paved the way for women’s professional basketball of today.

They are humble, they are a delight to be around, and they are deserving of having their story told and their legacy revered.

They are the Barnstormers and this is their story.

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