No. 142 – Muhammad Ali Visit

Muhammad Ali appeared at Oswego

Legendary boxer and high-profile activist Muhammad Ali came to Oswego in spring 1971 as part of the second annual Black History Week started by the Black Student Union. “The Greatest” was just months removed from the “Fight of the Century” versus Joe Frazier and at the height of his support for the civil rights and anti-war causes.

“I had never seen or felt anything like it. It’s just impossible to describe,” remembers Howard Gordon ’74, M ’78, current executive assistant to President Deborah F. Stanley and former member of BSU.

Oswego Rocks!: Campus was the frequent scene of legends, stars and all-around good times

Oswego Rocks!: Campus was the frequent scene of legends, stars and all-around good times

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