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- 1960's Muhammad Ali 4 pages of handwritten thoughts (JSA)
1960's Muhammad Ali 4 pages of handwritten thoughts (JSA)
This is an incredible opportunity to own four pages of Muhammad Ali's deepest personal thoughts, written across four pages of 8.5 x 13" lined paper. He covers controversial racial topics such as Islam, the white man & the enslavement of the black populace! Most likely never intended for public consumption, the script shows a man struggling to accept his place in American society and fiercely loyal to the religion of Islam and the leader of the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad. Until recently the notes remained in the possession of Ali's second wife, Khalilah Camacho Ali (born Belinda Boyd). With frequent references to slavery and the abuse of the "so called American Negro" by the white man, the text uses highly confrontational language and shows just how passionately Ali held anti-establishment views during the mid to late 1960's. He goes on to discuss the white man's fear of the Muslim and their desperate attempts to keep them disunited and enslaved. A truly historical and significant snapshot into the mind of Muhammad Ali during his sworn allegiance to the Nation of Islam. Be sure to check out the full, provocative transcript below. The notes come with a full letter of authenticity from JSA. Please note that there are multiple spelling mistakes throughout that we have corrected for the sake of the transcript. There were also 4/5 words that were indecipherable to us - in those instances we inserted the language we thought most likely intended by Ali. With the exception of the first paragraph on page one - which is written in pencil - the entire text is penned in black ballpoint pen.