From Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali

From the trials of Muhammad Ali
‘Cassius Clay is a name that white people gave to my slave master. Now that I am free, that I don’t belong anymore to anyone I gave back their white name, and I chose a beautiful African one.’
1967 : many US top black Athletes came to Cleveland to support Muhammad Ali’s refusal to be drafted into the US’s army

Born, Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali was an outspoken advocate of Human rights. He made a great impact on the Civil Rights Movement because of his heroic image and well known gift for strong speech.

Floyd McKissick from The Congress of Racial Equality’s (CORE) said about Ali :

“Ali was one of the greatest living Americans because he is one of the few people who lives by his convictions.”

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Steven Asei Dantoni

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