Muhammad Ali Awarded the Prestigious Liberty Medal for His Extraordinary Contributions to Humanity

The great Muhammad Ali is getting his due this week by being award the highly prestigious Liberty Medal.  The medal is being granted to Ali to recognize his extraordinary work in civil rights and other important arenas.

The award gives him $100,000 in cash and is supported by the US National Constitution Center.  The center, when granting Ali the medal, described him as “an ambassador for peace and justice worldwide”.

Ali came out on stage with the medal around his neck, bringing the crowd to its feet.  Ali is loved around the world for his contributions to mankind, and not just his prowess as heavy weight champion of the world.

Muhammad Ali’s daughter Laila gave tribute to her father:

“His intention in life has always been to give back and to give to others and to make sure this world was a better place than when he first got here and that’s why my father is the most honourable man in my eyes, to me, and I’m so honoured to be here for him today.”

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  1. There nothing more hat can said about Ali,he is and will always be the greatest. The athlete’s of the last twenty five years would never have made a stand that Ali did about the Vietnam war. Whether or not you consider yourself a role model as a human being who has access to voice your opinion to great number of people why not take advantage of it and speak about issues outside of your sport. Ali once said the reason he chose not to be drafted into the Vietnam war was because no viet cong ever called him nigger. That statement and his stance besides beating Sonny Liston shook up the world! Today’s athlete’s are either ignorant or scarred to think that if they speak about social ill’s in the world that it won’t have a effect. Ali gave up his title and the liscence to fight for years for his belief’s! Writing RIP TRAYVON on the side of your sneaker is not the same,sorry. Refusing to play a game and not getting paid would have been a more profound statement. But I digress,congrats to the greatest!

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