In 1975 Ali threw his gold medal into the Ohio river for not being served at a "whites only" restaurant near by ("Be like Muhammed Ali"). Even though Ali was a great fighter and was well respected he got racist comments on the streets and threats from white men. This angered Ali to the point where he dropped everything he was doing and made a Anti-racism organization to stop racist people. Muhammed Ali was also heroic for going after world peace and fighting terrorism. Muhammed Ali quoted "Service to others is the rent you pay for your house on earth" ("Muhammed Ali").
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” (xiii), Muhammad Ali, the best boxer of all time. As a young child Muhammad Ali, originally known as Cassius Clay, grew up in a time of racism and hatred towards African Americans. Not only was Ali an African American, he would eventually become a muslim later in his life, which proved to be even more stressful. By later becoming a Muslim, he showed the U.S. that he was culturally different from most of the population, including me. As I read about Ali, I learned about his successes, and also his struggles.
Muhammad Ali is a retire heavyweight boxing champion and claimed the title 3 times in his 21 year career. Muhammad Ali won fifty six boxing matches during his boxing career and has only lost five matches and knocked out his opponents thirty seven times. Muhammad Ali has appeared on the cover of sports illustrated thirty eight times just behind retire basketball player Michael Jordan. In 1964 he joined the islamic religion and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. He then was banned from boxing for three years.
Alvin Ailey Alvin Ailey was born on January 5, 1931, in Rogers, Texas. As known, Alvin Ailey is one of the leading figures in the 20th century modern dance. He was brought up single handedly by his young mother who was only a teenager then. He was brought up during the period of the Great Depression. A period of time where racial segregation, violence and lynchings against African Americans, prevailed.
These two boxers, Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson represent two different techniques of boxing and the society. Ali displayed his natural gift of the game, articulate and an enthusiast boxer, a champion in and out of the boxing arena, whereas Tyson portray, again and again, a blurred, street thug who won in the boxing game but lost in the eyes of the public. Muhammad Ali came into the boxing scene by winning a gold medal during the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Italy. Boxing critics and the public were not in favour of his boxing skills, nor were they of his behaviour. They believe Ali was self-promoting himself with this phrase “I am the greatest” and disliked the dramatically portraying himself to his opponent and the public for an upcoming fight “Float like a butterfly sting like a bee.” They view him with disbelief on his connection with the Nation of Islam and changing his slave name from Cassius Clay to his current name Muhammad Ali, who strongly against the segregation and the injustice to African-Americans.
Ali mastered the mechanics of of timing and distance in boxing. Besides Ali, not many boxers had the physical ability to get away with the unorthodox tactics that he would endure throughout his whole career. An individual could say the formula of deception can either make someone or break someone in what they do. In the form of boxing, Ali, was created into the greatest boxer of all time using deception, “No boxer has made more of an impression on the collective sporting consciousness than Muhammad Ali: indeed, it is arguable that no sportsman ever made a bigger global impact”
Ali’s experiences living as an African American Muslim among a White Christian society made him believe that the white man is the devil and that the war in Vietnam is the work of the devil. This made Ali not want to fight for a group of people who have treated him like a second-class citizen all his life because of the color of his skin. George Hebert Mead believed that the development of an individual was a social process, because of his interactions with other people Ali developed a negative meaning to the war and ultimately decided that he was not going to find in what he saw as an unjust
The importance of Muhammad Ali on boxing is huge.He was once known as Cassius Clay but in the mid 60's he converted to Islam then he would go to change his name to Muhammad Ali.In the 1970's, sports was affected by Muhammad Ali. He was stripped of his heavyweight championship after refusing to go serve in Vietnam because he claimed his religion was against the war a lot of people would call him a draft dodger. He is arguably the best boxer of all time. He is noted for his match up against against Joe Frazier. He's also a huge impact on civil rights.
Will power was someone who studies Muhammad Ali’s actions towards boxing. That was why he wrote the play “Fetch clay make man”. He was inspired to tom put this into a play to show the world about Mohammad Ali and his brave behavior towards his boxing career. His main work in the production of the play is to bring out the real character about whom Mohammed Ali is not just on the boxing ring, but also outside the boxing ring. I was moved by the way the play came out it was a play that gave enlightened me the more about believing in yourself and do not accept defeat.
Personal Narrative Discovery Draft My name is Husain Ali and it is strongly related to two important personalities in Islamic history. Husain changed the history due his sacrifice that he made for Islam and its followers. Husain was the grandson of Prophet Muhammad and was killed by the strict and pleasure seeking ruler of that time Yazid. Imam Husain was martyred by Yazid when he was fighting for his people and stood for what was just and right at that time for Islam. I also feel proud of both my first and last name as they are some great people in the Islamic history.