MUHAMMAD ALI: THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME
“Shoot them for what? They ain’t never called me nigger, they ain’t never lynched me, they ain’t never put any dogs on me, robbed me of my nationality, rape or kill my mother and father” Muhammad Ali. We lost The Greatest of All Time, a man who stood up for what he believed in no matter what the consequences, Muhammad Ali was a man who came from humble beginnings and changed the world. Muhammad Ali died on Friday, June 3rd, 2016 of Parkinson’s disease at the age of 74. The greatest boxer of all time was more than just a boxer, he was a political activist refusing to fight in the Vietnam war during a turbulent time in America with the Civil Rights movement taken place.
“Shoot them for what? They ain’t never called me nigger, they ain’t never lynched me, they ain’t never put no dogs on me, robbed me of my nationality, rape or kill my mother and father” Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali stood his ground and never waiver on anything, refusing to not fight in an unjust war and to attack people who never done anything to him illustrates his character as a person and where his heart is. Being the greatest of all time is not just his success in boxing and winning his matches, he is the greatest because he fought and stood up for his community and the system that we are continuing to fight against today. Muhammad Ali believed in his convictions and never strayed from them. In interviews, video recordings, we see how firmly he held in his convictions, and it took a lot of courage to do so. To be the greatest is more than winning titles and matches, it is about being true to who you are and staying firmly with those beliefs. Rest In POWER Muhammad Ali. The Greatest of All Time.