Thursday, March 12 11:30 a.m. MUHAMMAD ALI: THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP LEN MOSKOFF
Long before today’s athletes took a knee on the field or stayed in the locker room during the singing of the national anthem, Muhammad Ali danced at the crossroads of sports and racial politics, attracting the world’s attention. He cast a model for the black athletes who demanded racial justice. In the process, he became one of the greatest subjects in the history of American sports. He was idolized by adoring fans and vilified in the press for his beliefs. He was not perfect but was an inspiration to men and women of color. This is his story. Len Moskoff is a Viet Nam veteran and served as a communication officer on the USS Intrepid from 1964 to 1967. He became a certified public accountant in 1998 when he was 56 years old and retired from the business world in 2008. Len is a past president and treasurer of the Upper Moreland Free Public Library Board of Trustees, past treasurer of the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia, current vice president of REAP and is a volunteer in various charitable and community programs.