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Vintage Photographs of Muhammad Ali in Los Angeles

Happy Birthday to the greatest of all time. Muhammad Ali cut a wide swath through America in the 1970’s, and Los Angeles was no exception. Relive the past with these photographs of Ali in LA from the excellent UCLA Library Archives.


Muhammad Ali jogging with California’s Secretary of State, March Fong Eu in Los Angeles, Calif., 1980.


Muhammad Ali speaks at UCLA, 1979.


Muhammad Ali and Betty Ford at disco party benefit in Los Angeles, Calif., 1979


Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton fight in Inglewood, Calif., 1973


Muhammad Ali making way through crowd during retirement salute at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., 1979