One b/w negative of Muhammad Ali with group in front of Muhammad’s Mosque No. 8 in San Diego. Man wearing Fruit of Islam uniform stands next to mosque entrance. Lettering on cap reads “FOI”.
Original Baynard index card reads: “July 67 / 5199 / no 8 / Muhammeds Mosque / [illegible] / Muhammed Alie / Champion”
*According to additional information provided by the community on 3/2011: The man in the bowtie wearing the cap reading “FOI,” is Imam Henry Purfoy.
**Additional information from the community on 3/2011: Muhammad Ali came to San Diego to be trained by boxing champion Archie Moore. Ali lived with Moore who had him washing dishes and doing chores in exchange for trainig, room and board. Moore believed that Ali would be a champion boxer one day.
***Additional information from the community on 3/2011: Muhammad Ali was suspended at this time because he was a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War. He traveled during this time.