BLACK HISTORY MINI DOCS - MUHAMMAD ALI (Part 1)
Watch Part 1 of a 4 part Black History Mini Doc series on the life of “The Greatest” and most beloved professional boxer in history, Muhammad Ali. Arguably boxing's most celebrated athlete, heavyweight champion Ali was also known for his public stance against the Vietnam War and his longtime battle with Parkinson's disease.
Born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942 and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and began training as an amateur boxer when he was 12 years old. At age 18, he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, after which he turned professional later that year. At age 22 in 1964, he won the WBA, WBC and lineal heavyweight titles from Sonny Liston in an upset. Clay then converted to Islam and changed his name from Cassius Clay, which he called his "slave name", to Muhammad Ali. He set an example of racial pride for African Americans and resistance to white domination during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.
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Daisy Lee Gatson Bates (November 11, 1914 – November 4, 1999) was an American civil rights activist, publisher, journalist, and lecturer who played a leading role in the Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957.
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