History Video: Cassius Clay Changes His Name

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This History Rocks video covers the history of heavyweight champion Cassius Clays’ evolution into Mohammad Ali. He joined the Nation of Islam and took on the new name and conscientious objector status. A change that cost $10,000,000. He was suspended from boxing from almost all states for many years. Buck White wrote a Broadway play about his life.

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