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Muhammad Ali, Boxing Icon and Global Goodwill Ambassador, Dies at 74

posted on June 6, 2016

Matt Schudel and Bart Barnes of The Washington Post report that Muhammad Ali died on June 3. Ali, a three-time, world heavyweight-boxing champion, joined the Nation of Islam in 1964. Schudel and Barnes write, “Mr. Ali appealed to people of every race, religion and background, but during the turbulent, divisive 1960s, he was particularly seen as a champion of African Americans and young people. Malcolm X, who recruited Mr. Ali to the Nation of Islam, once anointed him ‘the black man’s hero.’”

Read at The Washington Post