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Mutually Inclusive: Muhammad Ali

Boxer Muhammad Ali weighs in a week before his heavyweight bout with Jerry Quarry on Oct. 20, 1970 in Atlanta. Ali died at 74.
Boxer Muhammad Ali weighs in a week before his heavyweight bout with Jerry Quarry on Oct. 20, 1970 in Atlanta. Ali died at 74.

Weekly we focus on the work of area individuals and organizations advancing equity in our community. This morning we speak with Dr. Louis Moore, associate professor of history at Grand Valley State University about the activism of boxer Muhammad Ali during the civil rights movement. The new Ken Burns PBS documentary, Muhammad Ali, airs on WGVU in September. Joining the discussion is WGVU Grants Manager Steve Chappell. This weekly segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Shelley Irwin is the host and producer for The WGVU Morning Show, a newsmagazine talk-show format on the local NPR affiliate Monday through Friday. The show, broadcast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. features a wide variety of local and national newsmakers, plus special features.