Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston 50 years later: A new shade of Blackness comes to light

Posted in Blogroll on February 25th, 2014 by Ron Glover

(Associated Press)

Those who remember the night Cassius Clay shook up the world are still in awe.

A vibrant Cassius Clay strolled into the boxing wilderness to slay the biggest, baddest lion in Sonny Liston fifty years ago. Liston at the time was the most feared man in sports. His menacing countenance was aggressively matched by brutal pugilistic skills and rumored association with organized crime.

Clay not only dispelled the myth of boxing’s bogeyman, he ushered in an era of audacity, consciousness and pride for a people in desperate need of hope.

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