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Winner of two 2013 Emmy Awards from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Today in Georgia History
is a joint collaboration of the Georgia Historical Society & Georgia Public Broadcasting.

boxing

October 26, 1971

Muhammad Ali

He would box, but he would not fight.

At the height of the Vietnam War in 1967, Muhammad Ali was drafted. Declaring himself a conscientious object...
March 07, 1951

Ezzard Charles

The heavyweight boxing champion called the "Cincinnati Cobra" was actually a Georgia native.

Ezzard Charles was born in Lawrenceville in 1921 and mo...
February 26, 1926

Tiger Flowers

He took a Bible with him into the ring. Dubbed the “Georgia Deacon,” he was the first black boxer to be middleweight champion of the world.

Theod...