Muhammad Ali, one of the world’s greatest athletes and one of the best-known figures of the 20th century, died this week at the age of 74.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., Ali changed his name in 1964 after converting to Islam. He became a symbol of Black liberation during the 1960s for his fierce pride and unapologetic style.
Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) predicts that he will in the fifth round before his fight with Henry Cooper at Wembley Stadium in London, 1963. Photo:Reuters