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Hayley Reed

October 10th, 2016

Muhammad Ali at LSE, 10 October 1971

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Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Hayley Reed

October 10th, 2016

Muhammad Ali at LSE, 10 October 1971

8 comments

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

On 10 October 1971, Muhammad Ali took to the stage in front of a full house at LSE’s Old Theatre. His trip to London was part of a European and the Middle Eastern boxing tour, but he spoke to the audience at LSE about boxing, Black Power and politics.

E0YXNT Oct. 10, 1971 - Muhammad Ali Speaks at the London School of Economics. Keystone Pictures USA / Alamy Stock Photo
E0YXNT Oct. 10, 1971 – Muhammad Ali Speaks at the London School of Economics. Credit: Keystone Pictures USA / Alamy Stock Photo

This issue of the Beaver, the LSE Students’ Union newspaper, is dated 28 October 1971 and features a review of the talk on the front and back pages. Back copies of the Beaver are available in LSE’s Digital Library.

Beaver 28 October 1971 p1
Beaver 28 October 1971 p1. LSE

 

Beaver 28 October 1971 p12
Beaver 28 October 1971 p12. LSE

 

Were you in the audience at the Old Theatre for Muhammad Ali’s visit? Did you produce this report for the Beaver? Or were you involved in LSE Festival ’71? We’d love to hear from you in the comments box below.

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Hayley Reed

Hayley Reed is the editor of the LSE History Blog.

Posted In: Black History Month | Events | LSE and the USA | People

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