Dr. Russell Wigginton ’88 Interviewed About Muhammad Ali’s Social Impact

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When Dr. Russell Wigginton, history alumnus and vice president for external programs at Rhodes, was eleven years old, he met Muhammad Ali in their hometown of Louisville, KY.  In 2006, Wigginton included Ali  in his book, The Strange Career of the Black Athlete, which draws on sports to discuss the history of race relations in America.

Now with the legendary boxer’s  recent death, Wigginton discusses Ali’s enduring social impact. Read the article on The Spinoff website