#MuhammadAli One of the very first photos I worked on for the collection was a set of 5 photos of Muhammad Ali. They were all negatives, making it difficult to see the entire photograph. Once they were digitized, we were floored. The pictures are fantastic. It was towards the end of the project that I was able to determine the event he was attending and why he was there. I believe he was the special guest at an NAACP Testimonial in Compton around 1966. As usual, I was able to determine this by reading the papers Ali was being asked to sign in the last picture, using a loupe. As you can see in the later pictures, he was absolutely mobbed at the event.

Muhammad Ali and Leon Ralph