This Day in History: Atlantan Wins World Middleweight Championship

Tiger Flowers
Tiger Flowers
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Today is February 26th.  If we were to turn Atlanta’s clock back 88 years to this date in 1926, we’d witness residents–both black and white–celebrating the news that Tiger Flowers had just won the World Middleweight Boxing Championship:  the first African American to win a world boxing title in 18 years.  Georgia State University Associate Professor of History Dr. Clifford Kuhn revisits the event with WABE’s Steve Goss…  

A conversation with Dr. Clifford Kuhn

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