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Video thumbnail: Muhammad Ali Cassius Clay Changes His Name to Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Cassius Clay Changes His Name to Muhammad Ali

Elijah Muhammad offers Cassius a new name to secure his allegiance to the Nation of Islam.

Cassius Clay Changes His Name to Muhammad Ali

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Muhammad Ali

'I'm Free to be Who I Want to Be'

As Clay gained success, he was criticized for his socio-political and religious beliefs.

'I'm Free to be Who I Want to Be'

Video thumbnail: Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali Embarks on a Tour Across Africa

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Embarks on a Tour Across Africa

Ali's tour of Africa revealed the mighty boxer's worldwide social influence.

Muhammad Ali Embarks on a Tour Across Africa

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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Fights Cleveland 'Big Cat' Williams

Muhammad Ali takes on Cleveland "Big Cat" Williams at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas.

Muhammad Ali Fights Cleveland 'Big Cat' Williams

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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Is Found Guilty of Refusing the Draft

An all-white Houston jury found Muhammad Ali guilty of refusing the draft.

Muhammad Ali Is Found Guilty of Refusing the Draft

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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Marries Belinda Boyd in Chicago

In 1966, Muhammad Ali met 16-year-old Belinda Boyd at a Nation of Islam bakery.

Muhammad Ali Marries Belinda Boyd in Chicago

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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Refuses the Vietnam War Draft

When Ali was drafted for Vietnam, many questioned whether he would accept the induction.

Muhammad Ali Refuses the Vietnam War Draft

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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali's Focus on Racial Justice

In an interview, Ali hinted at retiring, saying he'd rather fight for racial justice.

Muhammad Ali's Focus on Racial Justice

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Muhammad Ali

Outlash Follows Muhammad Ali's Criticism of the Vietnam War

Muhammad Ali faces outlash after condemning the Vietnam War.

Outlash Follows Muhammad Ali's Criticism of the Vietnam War

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