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Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing crown...
Item # 674758
April 29, 1967
THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, April 28 & 29, 1967
* Cassius Clay changes name to Muhammad Ali
* Stripped of the Heavyweight boxing title belt
* For avoiding Vietnam War military draft
The April 28th issue has a one column heading on the front page: "Clay Refuses to Take Oath After Passing Exams" (see) The April 29th issue has a one column heading on page 4: "Clay's Refusal to Enter Army Has Backlash Effect" (see) This was a seminal event in the career of Cassius Clay, having recently converted to Islam and changing his name to Muhammad Ali and refusing to respond to the draft for the Vietnam War.
Each issue is complete with 6 pages, small library stamp within the masthead, a few small binding holes along the spine, generally very nice.
Category: The 20th Century