Date of Award

Fall 2020

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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


History Department

First Advisor

Farid Azfar


Muhammad Ali is best known as being a fighter who transcended the sport of boxing during his time in the ring, yet a pivotal moment in his life occurred outside the ring with his protest of the Vietnam War draft. Newspapers during the era of Vietnam were the primary form of media consumption and they possessed the power to influence how the American people perceived the events that surrounded the Vietnam War such as Muhammad Ali’s draft protest. The New York Times is one such newspaper that provided extensive coverage of Muhammad Ali and his draft protest allowing for an analysis of how media can play a role in shaping public opinion towards Muhammad Ali and the Vietnam War as a whole.

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