On April 28, 1967, boxing champion Muhammad Ali refuses to be inducted into the U.S. Army and is immediately stripped of his heavyweight title. Ali, a Muslim, cited religious reasons for his decision to forgo military service. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., in Louisville, Kentucky, on January 14, 1942, the future three-time world champ changed his name to Muhammad Ali in 1964 after converting to Islam. He scored a gold medal at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome and made his professional boxing debut against Tunney Husaker on October 29, 1960, winning the bout in six rounds.
On April 28, 1967, with the United States at war in Vietnam, Ali refused to be inducted into the armed forces, saying “I ain’t got no quarrel with those Vietcong.” On June 20, 1967, Ali was convicted of draft evasion, sentenced to five years in prison, fined $10,000 and banned from boxing for three years. He stayed out of prison as his case was appealed and returned to the ring on October 26, 1970, knocking out Jerry Quarry in Atlanta in the third round. On March 8, 1971, Ali fought Joe Frazier in the “Fight of the Century” and lost after 15 rounds, the first loss of his professional boxing career.
Kemetion Highly Recommends attending
British Museum Tour with @ancestorswork
Join Brother @omega_axsal and Explore the collection held by the British Museums -of
-origins of advanced civilisation, the largest collection of Kemetic Artefacts outside of Kemet (present day Egypt)
Saturday 27th October 2018
.Tickets £15 @ancestorswork
This tour will Educate & Empower you and the whole family
Reconnecting you to your Roots, Learn the History of our Black Excellence, the Magnificence of Our Existence, be Inspired by our Ancestors Blueprints
History has be Told to us through Distorted Eurocentric Imperial Narrative,
Through Demarcation, Defamation & Miseducation our Black Excellence and Achievements have been Deliberately Ignored and Denied, Stolen & Recreated to Deprive & Disinherit Africans & the descendants across the diaspora.
We must seek Past their Destructive Influence & Delusional Superiority.
Big Up Brother @omega_axsal 🙌🏾✊🏾
For Continually sharing Knowledge, empowering our Youth & Communities,
for paying tribute & recognition to Our Ancestors & present Great Contributors to our Society .
Giving Thanks & Praise for Our Ancestors Existence🙌🏾
I (Katie) finally got a chance to visit the Molly Brown House in Denver, Colorado! It‘a decorated in Victorian gothic spookiness for Halloween and is looking glorious. 👉And look at the buttons in the gift shop! (If you haven’t listened to our episode THE UNSINKABLE Margaret Brown, it is well worth a listen!)
The ancient Mayan city of Palenque is situated in the southern part of Mexico. Surrounded by a vibrant jungle that creates a stunning backdrop to the ancient Mayan architecture. The stunning ruins of Palenque date from ca.226 BC to ca.AD 799. The historical city is full of culture and beauty, It is also a unesco world heritage site making it a must see experience on a Mexico adventure. 🇲🇽 ✨ 🌳
"At the end of the Second World War, Germany was divided between the four Allied powers: France, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Soviet Union. Its capital, Berlin, suffered the same fate with the added complication that West Berlin became an enclave within the Soviet zone. Two years later, tensions mounted between the Western Allies and the Soviet Union, primarily over the reconstruction and monetary reform of Germany. At this point, the Soviet Union began impeding communications between the Western Allies, West Germany and West Berlin. Joseph Stalin, the Soviet leader, imposed the Berlin Blockade from 24 June 1948 to 12 May 1949, cutting off all land and river transit between West Berlin and West Germany. The Western Allies responded with a massive airlift to come to West Berlin’s aid.“ (nato.int)❓❓❓What was the result of the blockade & airlift and how did it impact diplomatic relations between the Soviets & Americans
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One thing about me is I'm always on a quest to learn more about myself and digging deeper into my being!! When I did my ancestry dna test through @familytreedna I left it open for them to match me with anyone that has the same DNA as me, BOY I'M SO GLAD I DID!!! A man that I've never met in my life reached out to me and told me that Family Tree DNA matched us and began to ask me about where I'm from!! To make a long story short we definitely are cousins and the information he provided to me was MIND BLOWING!!!!!! YOUR GIRL IS FACTUALLY A DESCENDANT OF JEAN JACQUES DESSALINES 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹 We are not done with the Genealogy and our tree but when we get to the point where we're stuck I'll share more!! But I knew deep down inside there's a reason my family is sooooo LIT MAN!!! WE ARE WARRIORS, WE ARE STRONG, I AM A DESCENDANT OF A SLAVE WHO SAID NO MORE ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND HELPED FREE THE 1ST BLACK REPUBLIC, HE CHANGED THE WORLD!!! Today marks the day he was assassinated and I couldn't be more proud to be who I am #Lyne 🇭🇹
The Arab explorer Ibn Buttuta. The Moroccan Muslim explorer from the era of the Middle Ages. Considered the greatest traveler of all time, his expeditions and world research lasted over 30 years and through that time span he has visited different regions of Africa, much of the Islamic world and non Islamic world, including China. #worldhistory#panafricanism#africanhistory#blackstudies#blackhistory