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  • Pego
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist
    45 years ago today, Cassius Clay, soon to be known as Muhammad Ali, shook up the world.
    He wasn't too shabby nearly 49 years ago in Rome already. I was impressed, for sure.

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  • jazzcyclist
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    45 years ago today, Cassius Clay, soon to be known as Muhammad Ali, shook up the world.

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  • Kevin Richardson
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    Dude, that is my alma mater! Nice to know that someone else knows it exists.

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  • bijanc
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    Feats of Clay

    The original Cassius Clay helped found Berea College.

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  • Kevin Richardson
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    Interstingly, he was named after Cassius Marcellus Clay, a white abolitionist from Madison County, Kentucky. The original Clay was a firebrand who fought several duels for his belief in abolishing slavery, and a few more for his attention to the ladies. By far, my favorite historical figure from the Civil War era. :wink:

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  • tandfman
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    Re: They Should Have Suspected Clay Was Race Conscious

    Originally posted by marknhj
    Despite being on this board, I assumed the article was about Bryan and thought, uh oh.... :shock:
    I had the same reaction.

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  • marknhj
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    Re: They Should Have Suspected Clay Was Race Conscious

    Originally posted by bijanc
    Note the line about working in an elevator or washing windows and "knowing my place" saying "yes suh" or "no suh": (SI the week before the first Liston bout and the announcement of his NOI membership):

    http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/ ... /index.htm
    Despite being on this board, I assumed the article was about Bryan and thought, uh oh.... :shock:

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  • bijanc
    started a topic They Should Have Suspected Clay Was Race Conscious

    They Should Have Suspected Clay Was Race Conscious

    Note the line about working in an elevator or washing windows and "knowing my place" saying "yes suh" or "no suh": (SI the week before the first Liston bout and the announcement of his NOI membership):

    http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/ ... /index.htm
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