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    Circa 1980 Muhammad Ali Handwritten Notes for Speech on Race. Perhaps no athlete in American history has been both so controversial and yet so adored as the kid from Louisville who went from Heavyweight Champion of the World to boxing exile and back again. Never one to keep his opinions to himself, Ali made use of the offered seven 5x8" index cards while giving a speech in which he announces, in part, "The black man has been actually worthless when it comes to exercising the rights as human beings in an ever-advancing civilization. So remember, we cannot demand recognition until we have some land that we can call our own." Though moderate water damage will be apparent in the provided catalog photography, it cannot dampen the tremendous historical importance of a speech of this nature written in the hand of one of the post-war era's most significant culture icons. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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