Two Champions: Side by Side R.I.P. Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

maliPictured is former principal, Marvin C. Pryor, welcoming Mr. Ali to Northern High and the City of Flint. Ali spoke to students and staff during a general assembly, Mr. Pryor served as principal of Northern from 1976-1993. Pryor considered himself the Vikings #1 sports fan. Northern was a great sports school which also excelled in Math and Science curricula in the district’s Magnet Program. During the school’s era, Northern High was dubbed as “Home of the State Champs” with thirty-eight state titles for nine sports under the school’s belt.

Bishop Marvin C. Pryor, retired from the Flint Public School System in 1993 after 30 years of service as the growth of his church in Saginaw, Victorious Believers Ministries continued to soar. The demands of being bi-vocational and leading two large organizations as a principal and pastor became somewhat overwhelming while Pryor commuted between Flint and Saginaw. Bishop Pryor served as pastor of Victorious Believers from 1984-2010 until his untimely demise.

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