Title

Ali

Keywords

Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali, Biographies, Boxing, Olympics, Civil rights, Vietnam War, Conformity

Subjects

Ali, Muhammad, 1942-2016; Olympics; Role models; Civil rights movements; African Americans; Muslims

Introduction

Looking back on this remarkable life, it seems to me that Muhammad Ali changed nearly everything. He and I are nearly the same age and so our lives ran in parallel paths that seldom crossed but often swept across similar territory. Ali in full public view, a hero and a villain, to different people at different times, he was often both, at one and the same time. Where you sat in time and space and in the American social and political landscape shaped how you viewed this remarkable bellwether of American life.

Publication Date

6-5-2016

Document Type

Commentary

Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

Source Title

Sport and Society for Arete

Language

English

Publication Version

Author's version

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

History

Creator (Linked Data)

Crepeau, Richard C., 1941- (VIAF)

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