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On June 4, in 1967, Muhammad Ali and a group of leading African American athletes held a press conference in
At Least 3 of the front 4 had some connection with Islam or what they perceived to be Islam at that time
Cleveland, Ohio after Ali announced he was refusing to serve in the U.S. military in Vietnam. Dubbed the Ali summit, the meeting happened roughly a month after Ali refused to step forward at an induction ceremony in Houston, TX after being drafted into the US military. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown, Bill Russell, and Carl Stokes were some of the athletes and political figures involved in the meeting. Read more about the meeting and see full photo caption here: http://bit.ly/1ouVzI3 See resources for teaching about the people's history of sports here: http://bit.ly/1ouVDaW — with Bill Russell, Chauncy Waymon, Muhammad Ali, K Dot Azikiwe, Americus Sumter, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Psalmist Tanesha Denea Edge.