2645The Trials of Muhammad Ali
- Jan 7, 2014The
Trials of Muhammad Ali
CHICAGO - One of the most recognizable figures on the Earth is
Muhammad Ali. While many have heard his name and been told of his exploits in
the ring, do you truly know his story?
You may know that he suffers from Parkinson's disease and is not
the fast talking, swift moving athlete he once was. You may know that he joined
the Nation of Islam, and you might even know that he refused to fight in
America's military, but how did he become such a beloved American figure?
You could say he has now become the quintessential American
symbol. You don't get much more American than carrying the Olympic torch and
lighting the flame, as he did during the opening ceremonies of the 1996 games
Historically speaking, many are acquainted with the popular portrayal of
Muhammad Ali as a brash, braggadocios (some might even say arrogant) boxer who
in his own words "shook up the world" becoming the heavyweight
champion of the world as a 22-year-old in 1964. Though many movies and
documentaries have been produced purporting to tell his story, they typically
gloss over his turbulent times outside of the ring. Many fail to realize that
at one time, he was one of the most vilified people in the United States.
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