Black and white photograph of two female cheerleaders walking along the sidelines after a football game.
"Rice University cheerleaders walking along the sidelines." (1980) Rice University: https://hdl.handle.net/1911/77265.
Originally called yell leaders, cheerleading started in 1916. The squad was male-only until 1953. In April of that year, Jane Ryba, Joan Ryba, and Carolyn Thomas were elected as the first female cheerleaders.
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