cassius-clay

Dan Hipp - 2016…a year of great losses.

Portrait of boxer Muhammad Ali. Label on back: “Radio! Radio! Radio! Clay vs. Quarry. Cassius Clay meets Jerry Quarry in a 15-rounder in Atlanta, Ga., to be heard live over the CBC radio network Oct. 26 at 10:15 p.m. EST. CBC Information Services, Box 500, Terminal A, Toronto 1. CBC Picture Service. Program: Clay-Quarry fight. Personality: Cassius Clay. Air date: Monday, Oct. 26/70 (10:15 p.m.) on the CBC Radio Network.”

  • Courtesy of the Ernie Harwell Sports Collection, Detroit Public Library
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Malcolm X : “My advice always to brother Cassius is that he never do anything that will in any way tarnish or take away from his image as the Heavyweight Champion of the world, because I frankly believe that Cassius is in a better position than anyone else to restore a sense of racial pride to not only our people in this country but all over the world. He is trying his best to live a clean life and project a clean image, but despite this you’ll find the press is constantly trying to paint him as something other than what he actually is. He doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t drink; in fact if he was white they’d be referring to him as the All-American Boy, like they used to refer to Jack Armstrong.”