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Muhammad Ali at Center of Any Talk of Activism by Black Athletes

Muhammad Ali knew he didn't have much time left. His career was at stake — but more importantly, so was his freedom — as he awaited the day he would formally refuse to be inducted in the armed forces of the United States. So he embarked on a grand tour to make some money before his fighting days came to an end.   The heavyweight champion fought in a soccer stadium in England, and at an ice rink in Germany. He defended his title twice in the sparkling new Astrodome in Houston,...

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