Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

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  • One day when Classius Clay was a young boy, his bike got stolen. He found a policeman, Joe Martin, in a local boxing gym to report the crime. The officer then offered him boxing lessons to protect himself.
  • You want to learn how to fight huh son? I'll teach you.
  • Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston, and became The World's Heavyweight Champion.
  • What's my name? you are an uncle tom, an uncle continues to call me my slave name, my name is Muhammad Ali!
  • Whats my name? My name is Muhammad Ali! you are an Uncle Tom you continue to call me by my slave name!
  • Muhammad officially changed his name. He converted Islam and joined the Nation of Islam. He was mentored by Malcom X and supported equal rights and racial integration
  • I now hereby change my slave name, Classius Clay, to Muhammad Ali.
  • Muhammad Ali went to court after refusing to fight in the Vietnam War because believed it was against his religion, Islam.
  • Muhammad Al is convicted of draft evasion and will be sentenced 5 years in prison with a $10,000 fine. He is also banned from professional boxing.
  • Muhammad's case was soon appealed by the Supreme Court and he resumed his boxing career. 
  • Muhammad Ali light the torch at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.
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