Essay On Muhammad Ali

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Muhammad Ali: Refused Military

Muhammad Ali is a former three-time heavyweight World Champion american boxer. He was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr once he joined the Nation of Islam he changed his name to Muhammad Ali. Later on in life he was striped of his heavyweight title for refusing to not enter into the military services and serve in the Vietnam war.

On April 28, 1967, Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the military in Houston, Texas. this is when the New York boxing commission suspended his boxing license and stripped him of his title. On this day he said “ Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go ten thousand miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville
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I 've learned so much about him and standing up for what you believe in even if you have to lose everything. I also learned that your religion is very important and to never put anything before. I previously thought of him as a man that bragged about how good his is like Floyd " Money" Mayweather. Muhammad Ali is a much deeper person than I ever imagined.I now know he is a true trailblazer who opened many doors for African - Americans and anyone who 's religious beliefs are against killing their follow man. he lectured at universities and Muslim gatherings around the United States and gained support as anti-war sentiment increased.
Having no ability to work aside from what he knew best, he began speaking at colleges and universities to pay bills. Sometimes (as you 'll see near the end of the clip below), he was accosted at those speaking engagements by angry white students who thought he should go fight in Vietnam.

Ali did something that no sports professional has done before or since: He refused to go to war when he was
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He stayed out of prison as his case was appealed and returned to the ring on October 26, 1970, knocking out Jerry Quarry in Atlanta in the third round. On March 8, 1971, Ali fought Joe Frazier in the “Fight of the Century” and lost after 15 rounds, the first loss of his professional boxing career. On June 28 of that same year, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction for evading the

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