Muhammad Ali Biography

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Muhammad Ali a professional boxer, idealist, social activist, and philanthropist was born January 17 1942. Ali birth name was Marcellus Clay Jr. born in Louisville, Kentucky. His father, Cassius Clay, Sr., worked as a sign painter and his mother, Odessa, worked as a maid. Young Cassius had a younger brother named Rudy. The Clays weren 't rich, but they weren 't poor either. Muhammad Ali became embody what it means to be an American in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. As African American boxer, world figure, minister, humanitarian, and spokesman he would use his fame for various reasons. Such as battling American racial and political controversies that occurred during 1960s and 1970s.
Growing up in Kentucky Muhammad Ali
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As a practicing Muslim minister and religious beliefs prevented him from joining the Vietnam War. The war he did not support so in 1967 his personal values was more important than his career. By refusing to abide by the rules and join the military service U.S. Department of Justice went on to pursue a legal case against Ali. They would deny his claim for conscientious objector status. Muhammad was found guilty of refusal to the military service, but later charges were drop and his name cleared after a long court battles. During this time the professional world of box strip him of his title and suspended Ali from the sport he loved so much for three and a half …show more content…
He challenge society during the civil rights movement and Vietnam War. Muhammad id, ego, and super ego challenge social realities and rules especially when it came to how he should and shouldn’t not behave. Muhammad Ali was a unique and charismatic type of person who held people interest especial the impact on the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. His impact as an athlete was world renowned and becoming a defender of the people made him an icon. Inspire people of all ages especially to express themselves in a ring by shadowboxing and the punching a heavy

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