Saturday, December 13, 2003
Muhammad Ali: "I came back to Louisville after the Olympics with my shiny gold medal. Went into a luncheonette where the black folks couldn't eat. Thought I'd put them on the spot. I sat down and asked for a meal. The Olympic champion wearing his gold medal. They said, "We don't serve niggers here." I said, "That's okay, I don't eat 'em." But they put me out in the street. So I went down to the river, the Ohio River, and threw my gold medal in it. ... Since that day, things in America have changed 100 percent."
Posted by Samuel J. Howard at 9:17 PM