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06/03/1964 Boxer Cassius Clay is renamed to Muhammad Ali

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March 6, 1964: Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali - www.NBCUniversalArchives.com

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Muhammad Ali interview on his name

Cassius Clay decided to convert to Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. He called his original name a slave name and his new name a free name. He attended meetings with African American Islamic religious movement aiming to improve the condition of African Americans in the USA.
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