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.