The World Boxing Association Stripped Muhammad Ali Of His First Heavyweight Championship On April 28, 1967. The Title Was Suspended After He Refused To Enlist In The Draft For The Vietnam War --- Having Claimed "Conscientious Objection" As A Minister Of Islam. He Argued: "You won't even stand up for me here in America for my religious belief and you want me to go somewhere and fight, while you won't even stand up for me here at home." His Title Was Restored By A Supreme Court Ruling In 1970.
Muhammad Ali's Fame Transcended Sports And He Became A Symbol For Courage, Conviction And Black Manhood. It Has Been Said That His Is The Most Recognized Face In The World. The Legendary Boxer And Activist Died June 3, 2016.
"In Order For Black History To Live, We Must Continue To Breathe Life Into It."-- Hubert Gaddy, Jr.