Muhammed Ali - 17 January 1942 - 3
Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr) was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. Nicknamed "The Greatest", he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest boxers of all time. At age 22 he won the world heavyweight championship from Sonny Liston. He then changed his name from Cassius Clay, which he called his "slave name", to Muhammad Ali. He set an example of racial pride for African Americans and resistance to white domination during the Civil Rights Movement.
Category Inspirational People