Topic: MUHAMMAD ALI and the Vietnam WarReasoning:The reason why I chose this topic is because Muhammad Ali didn’t want to be in the vietnam war because he didn’t want the people to fight each other.historic topic time period in 1967 is when muhammad ali refused to join the vietnam war and the he got arrested .
Key people back in 1967 is muhammad ali because se he was the only person that stood up to the people to stop the war and stop the people from fighting each other so that’s the key people . muhammad ali was a heavyweight champion.Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali is escorted from the Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station in Houston by Lt. Col. J. Edwin McKee, commandant of the station, after Ali refused Army induction The statement that Ali reformulated on multiple occasions always retained, as will be seen, his subversive character.
The champion explained why he preferred jail to war:My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn’t put no dogs on me, they didn’t rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father. … Shoot them for what? How can I shoot them poor people? Just take me to jail. Clay and his attorneys had challenged the legality of his 1-A draft classification on grounds he is a Black Muslim minister named Muhammad Ali. As the jury told the judge it had reached a verdict, Clay opened his big brown, expressive eyes widely, staring across the courtroom. He was asked by Ingraham to stand, an order with which he quickly complied.When the word “guilty” was heard from the jury foreman, Clay lowered his eyes slightly, then leaned over and coughed faintly.
Hayed Covington, his chief attorney from New York City, announced,”we’re ready for sentencing now.” in 1967 is when muhammad ali refused to join the vietnam war and the he got arrested .Key people back in 1967 is muhammad ali because se he was the only person that stood up to the people to stop the war and stop the people from fighting each other so that’s the key people . muhammad ali was a heavyweight champion.Heavyweight contender cassius clay getting his poetic mouth tape by trainer angelo dundee Houston, June 20–Cassius Clay, the deposed heavyweight champion, was convicted by a jury tonight of violating the United States Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted.
Clay, who had contended that his status as a Black minister made him exempt from the draft, stood passively in front of the judge’s bench as the judge pronounced sentence. introduction :muhammad ali in 1967 he got arrested for refusing to join the vietnam war additionally cassius clay aka:muhammad ali was a heavyweight champion .Cassius Clay refused to join the vietnam war because he didn’t want the people to fight each other and he didn’t want the white people to kill the black people in the war