Madison in the Sixties. Civil Rights, 1968 – part 2 It was in 1959 that the fighter then known as Cassius Clay lost the Pan American Games championship at the UW Field House. In 1967, now known as Muhammad Ali he refused induction in the armed forces, was stripped of his title, sentenced to five […]
Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky), passed away Friday evening, June 3, 2016, after a short hospitalization for a respiratory illness. He had suffered from Parkinson’s disease for many years. As the world mourns “The Greatest of All Time”, staff and volunteers at community radio WORT-FM recall […]
Muhammad Ali calls for a black state in a controversial appearance at the UW Stock Pavilion, and Bobby Knight turns down his appointment at Badger basketball coach. Madison, the last week of April, 1968.