The Life and Times of Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali, aka "The Greatest," had strong connections to Indiana University and the Bloomington campus. Ali visited Bloomington several times throughout his amazing life.
In celebration of Ali's life and local connections, the Arts & Humanities Council is partnering with the Islamic Studies Program and the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion to present The Champ Comes Back to IU, a two-day program featuring poetry readings and a panel discussion on Ali's political, social, and historical impact and what he means to young people today.
Below are digitized archival materials from 1969 to 2003 documenting some of Ali's interactions with IU and the Bloomington community.