Muhammad Ali: Life, Legacy, and Influence
September 14, 2021 from 12:30 to 1:45 pm Votta Hall Auditorium
Mount Laurel Campus

Muhammad Ali is considered one of the greatest boxers that stepped into the ring. His famous bouts with Sonny Liston, Floyd Patterson, George Foreman and “Smokin Joe” Frazier made him one of the most recognized figures in the twentieth century. He would intimidate his opponents with quotes like:

  • “I’ve wrestled with alligators; I’ve tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning and throw thunder in jail.”
  • “You know I’m bad. Just last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick. I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.”
  • “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see. Now you see me, now you don't. George thinks he will, but I know he won't.”

But did you know that Muhammad Ali also had an impact on the United States Constitution? Please join Political Science Assistant Professor Ken Mariano in welcoming English Instructor Malik Abdul-Jabaar for an exciting discussion on the life, legacy and his unlikely impact on this vital document.

This event is part of the RCBC "Constitution Month" celebration that is being held throughout the month of September. Please contact Political Science Assistant Professor Ken Mariano at for more information.