Generation X-File Friday

Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King checks the muscle on her nemesis, Bobby Riggs, in New York, July 11, 1973. King and Riggs announced they will meet in a $100,000 tennis grudge match like the one in which Riggs bested Margaret Court earlier this year. Time and place is yet to be announced. Mrs. King is 26 years younger than Riggs. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)

Each Generation X-File Friday the Citizen Tribune shares a photo from the formative years of Generation X. Born from 1965 to 1981, Coming on the heels of the Boomer Generation, there were 58,541,842 children born into Generation X.

The formative years of Generation X, from the 1970s through the year 2000, were marked by extreme highs and extreme lows. Generation X was marked by a rise in opportunities for women and minorities but also skyrocketing divorce rates, time-poor parents and a mobile society that affected Generation X’s ability to put down roots. The core values of Generation X are self reliance/independence, cynicism/distrust and being disengaged. Generation Xers are also the family first generation, placing more value on time with their own families than their parents did.

See this spot for other generationally-themed days, including Millennial Monday, Silent Tuesday, Boomer Wednesday, Greatest Generation Throwback Thursday and Generation X-File Friday.

Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King checks the muscle on her nemesis, Bobby Riggs, in New York, July 11, 1973. King and Riggs announced they will meet in a $100,000 tennis grudge match like the one in which Riggs bested Margaret Court earlier that year. Mrs. King is 26 years younger than Riggs. King won in a 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 victory.