#OTD in 1967, an outspoken critic of race relations in the US, Muhammad Ali pleaded conscientious objection to the Vietnam War.
When the government pressed charges and secured conviction, Ali claimed that “You [the American government] my enemy, not no Chinese, no Vietcong”. He was sentenced to five years in prison, fined $10,000 and stripped of his heavyweight title. Although this decision would later be overturned in 1970 by the Supreme Court, Ali lost three years of his boxing career.
He would go on to reclaim his heavyweight title, and remains a boxing icon to this day with an unequaled three heavyweight titles. Read more about his legacy here: https://muhammadali.com/man/
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