Muhammad Ali turns 70

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942,  he was originally famous as an amazing boxer, but he became known as a great American through the example of his life.  Recently,  when many religious, political,  sports institutions, and private citizens  have come up with every excuse in the book to explain their immoral and cowardly behavior, it is refreshing to look at people who lived courageous lives.  Muhammad Ali was one who stood by his  convictions, and spoke out– even at great personal cost.

President Bush awarded Ali the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 9, 2005.

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