The Year of BJK: New York Exhibit Showcases Some Grit, More Glamour

One of the opening panels at the exhibit, “Billie Jean King: The Road to 75”, now showing at the New York Historical Society

With its recently opened exhibit Billie Jean King: The Road to 75, the New York Historical Society has postured that 2018 is finally the year of Billie Jean; the denouement, if you will, of the tennis icon. But actually, the woman who is known throughout the sport simply as BJK has had lots of years: 1959, when BJK entered her first Grand Slam at age 15; 1966, the year she…