Spivey was motivated by those who told him he was too nice to fight. Boxing also allowed him to tap into an underlying anger that’s always been there, anger from poverty and its scars.
The whole enterprise occurs so slowly that witnesses are rarely aware of just how much things have changed – or even how much they haven’t. So we sent out photographer Mark Edward Atkinson with a handful of archival photos and asked him to show us the difference between then and now.
The focus that transformed Jim White’s life is now transforming others’. To him it means educating clients and introducing habits that promote lasting fitness and overall wellness.
LINDA MCGREEVY AND HER HUSBAND, TIM COOPER, ARE EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE NARO EXPANDED VIDEO ARCHIVAL LIBRARY, FORMERLY NARO EXPANDED VIDEO. SHE IS A PROFESSOR EMERITA IN ODU’S ART HISTORY DEPARTMENT, AND IS AT WORK ON A BIOGRAPHY OF KÄTHE KOLLWITZ, THE GERMAN PRINTMAKER AND SCULPTOR.