Heavyweight punches couldn’t take down the Jim Crow world Muhammad Ali grew up in. The city of his youth — and a few years later, my own — was segregated, stratified and straitjacketed by race. David Remnick offers a reminder that it wasn’t just white Ame
Muhammad Ali (formerly Cassius Clay) Born January 1942 in Louisville, Ky. Died June 2016 in Phoenix, Az. Became boxing champion by beating Sonny Liston Considered to be the greatest Heavyweight fighter in history of the sport of Boxing.