August 2001
Black Heroes;2001, p18
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An encyclopedia entry for African American boxer Muhammad Ali is presented. He was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky and studied at DuValle Junior High School and Central High School. He regularly appeared on the weekly Louisville boxing program "Tomorrow's Champions." In April 28, 1967, he refused to be drafted in the U.S. Army on religious grounds. Details of his boxing career and his fight against Parkinson's disease are given.


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