Muhammad Ali: articles to read

Muhammad Ali
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This collection of articles from Time capture the magic of Muhammad Ali’s persona, and the sadness of his passing.

The Legacy of Muhammad Ali
“…Seven days later, Clay beat Liston to claim the title. He was 22 years old, one of the youngest heavyweight champions of all time, as well as one of the best, the most charismatic and the most controversial. With that triumph over Liston, Clay’s trajectory was set: a hero and a villain, then a principled warrior and, finally, a beatified legend, at once misinterpreted and beloved…” (

Why Muhammad Ali Matters to Everyone
“…Ali, the former Cassius Clay, was not just an athlete who embodied the times in which he lived. He shaped them. His conscientious objection to the Vietnam war, and reasoned rants against a country fighting for freedom on the other side of the globe, while its own black citizens were denied basic rights of their own, energized a generation…” (


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