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Our Stories - Bigger Than Boxing: Muhammad Ali vs. Zora Folley

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Bigger than Boxing: Muhammad Ali vs. Zora Folley

March 22, 1967, Madison Square Garden, New York City. Two men face off in the ring for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. In the blue corner: the champ, Muhammad Ali. In the red corner: the challenger from Chandler, Arizona, Zora Folley. What follows is a fight at the crossroads of race, religion, sport, and the politics of the 1960s.

Museum Administrator Jody Crago will examine the cultural history of the time through the lens of local boxer Zora Folley.