Are You Ready for "A Smokin' Good Night?"

Joe Frazier's GymOn Tuesday, October 16, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Temple University’s Department of Architecture will co-host "A Smokin’ Good Night," a celebration of boxer Joe Frazier’s legacy and his gym.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a screening of Joe Frazier: When the Smoke Clears, a critically-acclaimed documentary about Frazier’s life released this year. The film will be followed by a panel discussion at 7:20 p.m. on the intersection between storytelling and multimedia, the value of preserving historic places such as Joe Frazier’s Gym, and why local preservationists keep history present in the public’s imagination. 

Panelists include: 

  • Ann Dinh, Temple University Student
  • Jeanie Kahnke, Vice President of Communications at Muhammad Ali Center
  • Vernoca Michael, Boxing Promoter and Co-owner of the Legendary Blue Horizon
  • Nathaniel Popkin, Editorial and Research Director at Hidden City Philadelphia

Event location: Temple University Student Center, The Reel, 1755 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

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