Boxing legend and humanitarian Muhammad Ali was awarded the Liberty Medal on Thursday night to a huge ovation in front of Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center.
When Muhammad Ali was criticized for refusing induction into the military, other African-American athletes stood with him at a long-forgotten press conference.
As part of our Liberty Medal celebration, an all-star panel on Thursday looked at how athletics have broken down larger social barriers, with Muhammad Ali as a catalyst for sports stars becoming leaders.
The legendary Muhammad Ali will join an elite list of humanitarians and leaders when he receives the Liberty Medal on Thursday in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center.
Muhammad Ali has to conquer a fear of flying and older opponents to bring back his first big title as a 1960 gold medalist at the Rome Olympics.