My Role Model: Muhammad Ali


Muhammad Ali was a boxer, philanthropist, and social activist. He is universally regarded as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th Century. Ali became an Olympic gold medalist in 1960 and the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1964.  He is my role model for black history month because he was a man who fought for racial and social justice his entire life. He was known for his social message of black pride and black resistance to white domination. Also,  he was known for refusing induction into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.