Muhammad Ali was born Jan. 17, 1942 and would have turned 77-years-old on Thursday.
Born Cassius Clay, Ali converted to Islam and changed his name in 1964, claiming that Clay was his “slave name.” Ali ended up growing resentful of his home country due to discrimination he and other African Americans encounter. Ali famously refused to serve in Vietnam, for which he was sentenced to jail, but his conviction was overturned by the Supreme Court.
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