Muhammad Ali Speeches

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“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” said Muhammad Ali ("30 of Muhammad"). A famous quote from one of the most talented African American people in the world. Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, and Wilma Rudolph were some of the most talented African Americans who ever took steps on planet earth. Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play professional baseball in 1947 (Swaine). Muhammad Ali one of the most talented, smart and hard working human being. Wilma Rudolph, the first African American to win three gold medals in one Olympic event (Roberts). African Americans impacted the U.S. history as demonstrated by Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, and Wilma Rudolph. Robinson was a person who wanted…show more content…
Muhammad Ali was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, KY. Ali watched Martin Luther King speeches and he spoke on the same topics. He was known for his dominance in the ring and outside of the ring. Ali overcame segregation and he showed no violence against white people, he showed his anger in the ring on his opponents. Ali was very successful. He earned himself a gold medal in the Olympics in 1960 and the world heavyweight boxing championship in 1964. Ali faced many challenges in his life from racial discrimination to his hard work being taken away from…show more content…
history in the 1950's and 1960's by impacting the society In just her first few years of life, Rudolph had to fight through measles, mumps, chicken pox and double pneumonia, with only her mother’s aid. The Rudolph’s were finally forced to relent to doctor’s care when they found a weakness and deformity in her left leg and diagnosed her with polio (THOMPSON). Rudolph was a tough girl, who would challenge anyone to a race. She wanted to become the best runner in the world. Rudolph followed her dreams. She entered the Olympics in 1956 competing in track and field. Rudolph at the age of sixteen took home a bronze medal as part of the 4x100 meter relay. Another four years, went by and she found herself at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, winning the 100 meters, 200 meters and anchoring the winning 4x100 meter relay team (THOMPSON). Although, Rudolph won a bronze medal in the Olympics, she won a gold medal in her heart. Rudolph was the first African American to win three gold medals in the Olympics. Her struggles in her early life is how she became the most hardworking, risk taking, African Americans who also succeeded in their career. Rudolph impacted many communities and African Americans. She also inspired her segregated town. People were willing to come together to celebrate her success as one proud group. Rudolph impacted the nation by telling people, especially women say that you can do anything in life. The challenges that she faced was what

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