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    Irish claim Ali as their own - by Hugh Davies, Entertainment Correspondent (SOURCE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/02/09/wali09.x
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 12, 2006
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      Irish claim Ali as their own 

      - by Hugh Davies, Entertainment Correspondent
      (SOURCE:
      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/02/09/wali09.xml)
       
      UNTIL he became ill, Muhammed Ali was rarely lost for words. 

      Yesterday, the Louisville Lip's gift for the blarney was explained.

      His great-grandfather was Irish.


      That is according to genealogical researchers at
      the Co Clare Heritage Centre in the west of Ireland .


      Ali knew nothing about the hunt for his origins, which
      was initiated by the Gaelic television station TG4.


      Papers have been unearthed showing that a John Grady, born about 160
      years ago in Co Clare, emigrated to the United States in the 1860s.


      He settled in Kentucky and later married an
      African-American woman.


      Their son also married an
      African-American and one of the
      daughters of that union was Ali's mother, Odessa Lee Grady.


      She married Cassius Clay Senior and they settled in Louisville ,
      where their son, who became known as the Louisville Lip,
      was given his father's name on his birth in 1942.


      He later changed his name to Muhammed Ali when he
      converted to Islam after winning the world title in 1964.




      Antoinette O'Brien, a genealogist, said yesterday
      at the heritage centre in the village of Corofin :


      "We established that Ali's great-great-grandfather, John Grady,
      the father of Abe, rented a house and a small garden in Ennis
      with a rateable value of 15 shillings (75p) in 1855.
      "There is no doubt that Abe Grady was Ali's great-grandfather.

      I am not sure whether Ali knows about this.
      We have not yet managed to contact him."


      SOURCE:


      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/02/09/wali09.xml  


      COMMENT:


      It should always be remembered that the `African-Americans' (AA)
      are a largely (+70%) Multi-Racial (Mixed-Race) `Ethnic' group
      and they (although they share a partial-lineage) they ARE NOT the
      same group as the `Black-Americans' (BA) Mono-Racial `Race' group.

      Thus, even if a person is born to two parents who are both of the
      African-American 'Ethnic' grouping AND have also (as a result of
      the racist 'one-drop rule') been erroneously `categorized' as being
      "black" -- the person (and, of course, their parents) can still be
      of lineage which has been continually Mixed-Race/Multi-Racial lineage
      -- as 'African-American' (like Irish) is an 'Ethnicity' that can both
      encompass and overlap across many different "races" and admixtures
      and, once again, is not synonymous with the term "Black"-race
      (despite the erroneous and culturally-illiterate impression
      -- provided by the media and politicians in recent years).




      RELATED LINKS:


      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/817 
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/883 
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/883 

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/716 

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/857 

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/757 
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/851

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/872 


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    • multiracialbookclub
      Irish claim Ali as their own - by Hugh Davies, Entertainment Correspondent UNTIL he became ill, Muhammed Ali was rarely [at a] lost for words. [Recently] the
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 14, 2006
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        Irish claim Ali as their own
        - by Hugh Davies, Entertainment Correspondent


        UNTIL he became ill, Muhammed Ali
        was rarely [at a] lost for words.

        [Recently] the Louisville Lip's gift
        for the blarney was explained.

        His great-grandfather was Irish.

        That is
        according to genealogical
        researchers
        at the Co Clare Heritage
        Centre in the west of Ireland .

        Ali knew nothing about the hunt for his
        origins, which was
        initiated by the
        Gaelic television station
        TG4.

        Papers have been unearthed showing that a John
        Grady, born about 160 years ago in Co Clare,
        emigrated to the United States in the 1860s.

        He settled in Kentucky and later
        married an
        African-American woman.

        Their son also married an
        African-American
        and one of the daughters of that union
        was Ali's mother, Odessa Lee Grady.

        She married Cassius Clay Senior and they
        settled in Louisville , where their son,
        who became known as the Louisville Lip, was
        given his father's name on his birth in 1942.

        He later changed his name to Muhammed
        Ali when he converted to Islam after
        winning the world title in 1964.

        Antoinette O'Brien, a genealogist, said yesterday
        at the heritage centre in the village of Corofin :

        "We established that Ali's great-great-grandfather,
        John Grady, the father of Abe, rented a house and
        a small garden in Ennis with a rateable
        value of 15 shillings (75p) in 1855.
        "There is no doubt that Abe Grady
        was Ali's great-grandfather.

        I am not sure whether Ali knows about this.
        We have not yet managed to contact him."


        SOURCE:
        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/02/09/wali09.xml  


        COMMENT:

        It should always be remembered that the 'African-Americans' (AA)
        are a largely (+70%) Multi-Racial (Mixed-Race) `Ethnic' group
        and they (although they share a partial-lineage) they ARE NOT the
        same group as the `Black-Americans' (BA) Mono-Racial `Race' group.

        Thus, even if a person is born to two parents who are both of the
        African-American 'Ethnic' grouping AND have also (as a result of
        the racist 'one-drop rule') been erroneously `categorized' as being
        "black" -- the person (and, of course, their parents) can still be
        of lineage which has been continually Mixed-Race/Multi-Racial lineage
        -- as 'African-American' (like Irish) is an 'Ethnicity' that can both
        encompass and overlap across many different "races" and admixtures
        and, once again, is not synonymous with the term "Black"-race
        (despite the erroneous and culturally-illiterate impression
        -- provided by the media and politicians in recent years).


        RELATED LINKS:

        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/817 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/883 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/883 

        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/716 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/857 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/757 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/851
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/872  

        SITES OF INTEREST:

        http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/866926/posts 

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