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."

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