Eric J

Night of the Notables Reflection

I thought Night of the Notables was an amazing experience, which I will always remember. I think I did achieve my goal, which was to show what Muhammad Ali did other than boxing. I had a number of people stop by, and I was more than glad to have conversations with them. Most of them did not know Ali as more than a boxer, so teaching them about his contributions.. Read More

Finally a response!

Exactly one day after the Night of the Notables, I have gotten a response from Mr. Lee Keeling from the University of Louisville. He has kindly responded on the behalf of Dr. Benjamin Harrison, with an article Dr. Harrison wrote, about Muhammad Ali. It was very kind for him to write an article of him, but next year, I will try to get emails out earlier, so I may have.. Read More

Lack of Interviews

The interviews did not go according to my plan. After 15 emails to various authors, professors, magazines, newspapers, and relatives that knew about Muhmamad Ali, only three people have responded. The first response was from Dr. Krause, the professor at UBC on African-American history. Unfortunately, with mid-term essays, he was too busy to do an interview. The second response I revceived, was from Dr. Benjamin Harrison, from the University of.. Read More

Document of Learning

Here is my first draft of my speech.  My first draft was pretty long, so I had to work on shortening it. Enjoy!   It was a bright Sunday morning when my boss from The Sentinel rang me up to cover some guy named Cassius Marcellus Clay. I asked, “Who’s Cassius Clay?” “Just some amatuer boxer who talks a lot trash. It’ll make a good story.” The press conference wasn’t.. Read More