Muhammad Ali on Resisting the Vietnam War Draft (Video)

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The boxer Muhammad Ali, formerly Cassius Clay, was vocal about his opposition to the Vietnam War and proudly resisted the draft when he was called to duty. Ali believed that, as an African-American, he had no responsibility to fight for a government that granted him the limited rights of a second-class citizen. Ali’s highly publicized conversion to the Nation of Islam also contributed to his controversial status, aligning with Muslim activists like Malcolm X and the Black Power movement.

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