Muhammad Ali refuses to fight in Vietnam (1967)

Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay, 1942-2016) was outspoken about many political issues, including his opposition to the Vietnam War. Ali was drafted by the United States military in 1966 and called up for induction in 1967. He attended the induction but refused to answer to his name or take the oath. This … Continue reading Muhammad Ali refuses to fight in Vietnam (1967)