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Muhammad Ali



Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr, 1942–2016) was an American boxer, Olympic gold medalist, and three-time heavyweight champion of the world who became an international focal point in the 1960s amid tensions over racial injustices and the war in Vietnam. Stripped of his title in 1967 for refusing induction into the US armed services, Ali was only allowed to resume boxing following a 1971 US Supreme Court decision in his favor. During his career and well into his retirement, Ali was a prominent advocate of peace, understanding, and social justice.

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Nikki Giovanni Interviews Muhammad Ali

A real educational and heart felt talk between two deep thinkers.

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The Outsized Life of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, who died in 2016 at the age of seventy-four, was the most fantastical American figure of his era, a self-invented character of such physical wit, political defiance, global fame, and sheer originality that no novelist you might name would dare conceive him.

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A Conversation with Muhammad Ali

In this 1968 interview produced for THIRTEEN, Muhammad Ali discusses his boxing career, opposition to the Vietnam War, and commitment to the Nation of Islam.

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When Muhammad Ali Wrote a Poem with Marianne Moore

The death of champion boxer Muhammad Ali is an occasion to remember one of the strangest moments in popular culture, when Ali collaborated with legendary poet Marianne Moore on a work of verse.

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Muhammad Ali—Dropping Knowledge (1974)

Muhammad Ali speaks with David Frost in this 1974 interview.

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Muhammad Ali Gives His Stance on the Vietnam War | The Dick Cavett Show

Muhammad Ali discusses the possibility of going to jail and his views of war and sacrifice. Date aired - 5/25/1970 - Muhammad Ali

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Black History: Athletes Who Stood Up for Social Justice | USA TODAY

Black athletes like Jim Brown, Muhammad Ali, Tommie Smith and Colin Kaepernick are connected through America’s sports history.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Discusses the Importance of Athletes Using Their Voices | The Arena

NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shares how he first became a social activist during the historic Cleveland Summit and the importance of today’s generation of athletes to continue bringing issues of social injustice to the forefront.

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Muhammad Ali Discusses the Word Black 1968

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